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!”
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.
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 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!
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!