Oxford

Oxford.  The home of the Oxford Comma and the birthplace of LOTR and Narnia.  Also a place full of history and some really great coffee shops. 

 Liv

Liv

 Audrey

Audrey

 Liv

Liv

 Dr. Morgan

Dr. Morgan

 Indy

Indy

 Mcat

Mcat

 Liv

Liv

 Loren

Loren

We visited C.S. Lewis' home, The Kilns on one of our first days here.  The house is open for tours but it is also lived in by graduate students at Oxford University.  It was so interesting seeing the evidence of C.S. Lewis mixed in with the daily life of these men and honestly, I love that combination.  The Kilns were not just a stoic memorial to a great man, rather it was a living, breathing sort of memorial.  I think that's really important. 

If you don't think their wifi password is funny, then we can't be friends. Sorry. 

 John & Dr. Melton

John & Dr. Melton

 Dr. Melton

Dr. Melton

 John

John

 Neeley

Neeley

 Sarah

Sarah

 John

John

 Genny

Genny

On one of our free days, some of us went wandering through wooded paths and ended up in a lovely little neighborhood of houses.  

 Loren

Loren

 Loren & Genny

Loren & Genny

 John

John

 We may or may not have broken some rules. 

We may or may not have broken some rules. 

C.S. Lewis walked by this door and the lampost near by on a daily basis.  Some people believe that this doorway helped inspire his Narnia series. 

We spent a lovely time in the local art museum.

 Ellie

Ellie

 Ellie & Neeley

Ellie & Neeley

 Neeley

Neeley

After all of these adventures we climbed a Mound.  Though nothing compared to our Tennessee mountains, we took whatever climbing we could get.  We also had a very interesting time asking a group of foreign guys to take a Boomerang for us. It was great. 

 Genny, Neeley, Loren, and Ellie

Genny, Neeley, Loren, and Ellie

 Tessa

Tessa

 Loren

Loren

 Ellie

Ellie

 Genny

Genny

 Neeley & Ellie

Neeley & Ellie

And what trip to Oxford would be complete without a Ben's Cookies?  None, the answer is none. 

Just trying my best to hold onto feelings in the heart of Tennessee.