Sunday, September 1, 2013

U.K. Trip Blog #52: A Surprising Windsor Royal Parade

The last day of our U.K. vacation had arrived on Tuesday, June 25. After a great breakfast at the Langdon House Bed and Breakfast we put our luggage in the hallway and said goodbye to Sonja (who arranged for a taxi to take us to the airport around noon.
Our front row view of the Windsor Marching Band!
   We went to the library and used the computers to check in on our flights and print boarding passes. We checked the news and found out that the U.S. Supreme Court delayed their decision on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) which was in force and prevented us from being recognized as a married couple in the eyes of the Federal Government. (It would later be struck down the next day!)


A ROYAL MUSICAL SURPRISE - 
We walked toward Windsor Castle and as we were about to cross the street to walk near it, we heard music and the Royal Windsor Marching Band came out of the castle and marched down the street! We managed to get it all on video, too.

The Windsor Marching Band Comes out of the castle!
Queen Victoria's Statue outside Windsor Castle








QUEEN VICTORIA'S STATUE - This statue is made of bronze and was designed and crafted  by Sir Edgar Boehm. It was erected in 1887 in celebration of the queen's Golden Jubilee. The statue was paid for by the people of Windsor and surrounding districts and cost £2,500. The base is of red granite.



NEXT: WINDSOR'S LONG WALK

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next