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When we got to the Windsor train station, I (Rob) immediately recognized it from the year before and knew the route to walk directly to our bed and breakfast (the same one we stayed at last year!).
Our friend Anne Marie Clarke at Across the Pond Vacations (http://www.atpvacations.com/) found Langdon House for us last year and booked us for it this year. We highly recommend it!
Langton House Bed and Breakfast is in central Windsor, in a quiet leafy street and a short 5 minutes walk from the town center shops & Windsor Castle, the World's largest inhabited castle. (More info: http://www.langtonhouse.co.uk/) They're just 45 miles from Highclere Castle - the setting for the fabulous Downton Abbey.
|Looks like roads the GPS always took us on!|
DRIVE ME CRAZY ! - On Saturday, June 22nd, we took a cab from the B&B to Hertz where we rented a car. We made sure we had purchased a GPS unit. We learned (again this year) that the GPS unit works well in the city, but doesn't work well in the country!
We headed out of the city of Slough (where we rented the car, got on the highway and were good to go for about an hour. We were trying to find Hever Castle. The signs on the highway said to go one way, but the GPS told us to go another. So, we opted to follow the GPS. BIG MISTAKE.
|Love those roundabouts... not!|
WHEN DID I KNOW WE WERE IN TROUBLE? - as we drove through the winding roads with vegetation as high as 6 feet on either side of the road, we came to a sign in the middle of land-locked England that said "Fish Farm."
We finally got on a "real road" and I found a place to ask directions. Yes, we had to turn around. Needless to say we were BOTH Stressed!!! Fortunately, we both dismissed the stress when we got to our destination. It was like being on the Amazing Race.
NEXT: FINALLY ARRIVING AT HEVER CASTLE!