Tuesday, June 29, 2010

You never know what you'll find when you take the road less traveled...

sign in a church yard we stumbled upon
in a little village called Oxenton
After getting lost many many times yesterday going to Stratford-Upon-Avon, we headed over to Curry's to pick up a new GPS (or Sat Nav as they call them over here).  I couldn't believe how inexpensive a Garmin with maps of the UK, Ireland and all of Europe are over here!  I'm now set for home exchanges all over Europe now!!

We spent a good bit of time wandering around the stores near Curry's in Cheltenham before giving Penny (of course we had to give our GPS a name) a run for her money.  While driving back to the house, we saw road signs for Bishop's Cleve and took the turn off to see what was happening in Bishop's Cleve.  En route, we say a little sign for Oxenton.

The road in Oxenton was a tiny one lane road made for two way traffic.  The village has several thatch roof houses...just what you expect to find in the English countryside.

At the end of the village, we stumbled upon St. John's Church.  We wandered around the church cemetery reading the headstones...many of which dated back to the 1800's.  It is aways interesting reading headstones.  One had "he was a good man" and on his wife's headstone, it read "she was a brave lady".  Their daughter was also buried by their side.

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