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.
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.
On one of our free days, some of us went wandering through wooded paths and ended up in a lovely little neighborhood of houses.
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.
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.
And what trip to Oxford would be complete without a Ben's Cookies? None, the answer is none.