Through the Eyes of a Child

Missa B’s journal writing has been so much fun to read, and she is loving writing daily. So, please welcome our periodic guest blogger, Missa B.  A few words about our time in Bath, England from our 9-year-old adventurer:

June 24th, 2015

Our hotel is great! We are staying at the Holiday Inn. We had breakfast at our hotel, YUM! I love the people’s English accent.

This day we just walked around Bath. First we went to the Roman baths. They were amazing! The Romans had a huge bath for swimming, relaxing, talking, eating, and having fun. We walked around inside a building behind the bath and read, listened, and watched movies about the Romans. In the actual baths, a Roman soldier took pictures with us. He said, “Hail Caesar!”

He actually asked them if they had a slave to take their picture. They immediately pointed to us without hesitation.
He actually asked them if they had a slave to take their picture. They immediately pointed to us without hesitation.

We also went to the cold bath, east baths (private — one for men and the other for women), a half-circle bath, steam room, and changing room. There were audio sets so you could listen! There was even a kids’ one!

After the baths, we went to the Abbey, an old church that was reconstructed three times! We did a search quiz that had 21 questions. The Abbey had beautiful stained glass windows. The Abbey was huge! On the outside were carvings of a bishop hat, olive tree, and then a crown that stood for Bishop Oliver King who made the Abbey.

Outside the Abbey
Outside the Abbey
Getting their quizzes corrected by an Abbey volunteer
Getting their quizzes corrected by an Abbey volunteer

Then we walked to the Circus. I mean, it was circular, but no clowns. It was made by John Wood who wanted to recreate Rome in Bath. The Circus is buildings made into a circular shape. In the middle of the Circus was an old well, but it was covered up. Stand on the well and clap — the sound echoes! Ever heard a gunshot? That’s what it sounded like when Daddy clapped!

Then we went to the Royal Crescent. It was one round building or you could call it half a circle. John Wood wanted the Circus and the Crescent to be the sun and moon, but it looks more like a question mark.

From Missa B's journal
From Missa B’s journal

From there we went to a park that Mom’s friend’s daughters had liked. It was awesome! There was a climbing wall, zip line, moving see saw, jungle gym, playground, lying down swing, and more! We loved it, but only Mom was there. Dad was getting our car. We even got ice cream! I got a mint chocolate drumstick. Yum!

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Then dinner was at Garrick’s Head. We all got fish and chips! Yum, yum, yummy! I wrote the postcards I had got at the Baths and admired the bookmark I got. Then we went to bed. (side comment from me — “Yeah, right, they went to bed. That so did not happen.”)

Next adventure — Stonehenge!


10 thoughts on “Through the Eyes of a Child

  1. Gramc June 28, 2015 / 3:21 pm

    Love reading your blog, Missa B. You write so well and make it sound so interesting.
    I loved seeing you and mom and JJ on FaceTime. Sorry I couldn’t see you, Brent.
    Looking forward to more blogs and more FaceTime.


    • Karin Koning June 28, 2015 / 4:39 pm

      How lovely to read Missa B, a lot of details. You’re soaking up all the information and still it is a nice personal and historical story. Do they have the same accent like me? 📖?
      Have fun.


  2. Ken Carper June 28, 2015 / 4:02 pm

    Very, very cute!! Makes the horrible nights seem worth it all….almost.

    Kenneth L. Carper, Professor Emeritus Chief Editor, ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities School of Design & Construction P.O. Box 642220 Washington State University Pullman, WA 99164-2220 tel: (509) 334-1049 cell: (509) 592-5374

    Sent from my iPhone



    • navigatorof4 June 28, 2015 / 11:36 pm

      Oh, it is worth it. The kids have been so engaged. Can’t believe they are going on 2-hour walking tours without a single complaint!


  3. Maren June 28, 2015 / 4:44 pm

    Love her perspective. It brings me back to my trip. The park looks so fun. Braden just asked when we get to go there.


    • navigatorof4 June 28, 2015 / 11:33 pm


      Didn’t do the ghost walk although Missa B begged to go on it. Looked like a bit much. But such a great town! We had wonderful weather and walked over 14 miles in 2 days — loved it!


  4. Diana Hice June 28, 2015 / 8:35 pm

    I’m so enjoying all the blogs! The good, the bad and the sleep deprived!

    Loved Bath. Must be wonderful to experience through the eyes of children.


    • navigatorof4 June 28, 2015 / 11:39 pm

      Thanks so much, Diana! It is such a wonderful town, isn’t it? We had a great time and wonderful weather, so we felt fortunate!


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