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Published: June 20th 2014
Room With a View
It's quite peaceful, except when the Royal Ascot crowd is in, the World Cup crows is in or the graduation revelers are in.
Day 3 - Exploring Windsor
We did't make it through the night. We were all up for about 3 hours around 2 AM and then slept in until 9:30. After breakfast at the Chocolate Cafe we headed to Windsor Castle to watch the changing of the guard. A group of the Guard march through Windsor from their barracks to the castle where there is a guard changing ceremony. We watched from the street and then got tickets to tour the castle and grounds. The castle is huge and only a few parts are accessible on the tour. It still took us 3 hours to see everything we wanted to see. Two of the highlights are Queen Mary's dollhouse and the special papers collection. The dollhouse was designed as a showcase of the Queen's collection of miniatures and has running water, electricity and working elevators. The exhibit of special papers from the archives includes documents and diaries written by various Monarchs when they were children as well as documents bearing signatures of other heads of state and important people. The deed to Buckingham Palace is also on display. It was pretty awe inspiring to think that the ink, paper,
All shagged out after a long squack
The little one is handling her Jet Lag quietly (mostly)
and wax on it are over 250 years old. After the tour we stopped for lunch/dinner at The Ye Olde Kings Head, a pub located just outside of Windsor Castle and the sight of the signing of the death warrant for Charles I. Michelle really enjoyed the Murder holes just outside of the most interior castle gate. Tony most enjoyed the North Terrace and the fantastic view off of the 30 meter bluff. By that point our interrupted sleep caught up with us and we retreated to the hotel for a nap. Later that evening Aby, a friend of Tony's who lives in Windsor, joined us in the parlor downstairs for a very long game of Settler's of Catan. Tomorrow we plan to have lunch with some friends from the Slough Amazon office and then take the train into London for some sight seeing.
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