Monday, September 9, 2013

UK Trip Blog #57: A Walk into Eaton, Eaton College, Thames River

After a walk through Windsor, we decided to walk into the nearby town of Eaton. Eaton was a short walk from Windsor Castle down Thames Street over a bridge (known as the Bristol and Bath Railway path) that spanned the River Thames.
 Eton College school yard
  Most people know Eaton from the famous college there.

WHAT IS EATON COLLEGE? -  Princes William and Harry attended school there. Eton College or Eton is an independent boarding school. It educates over 1,300 pupils, aged between 13 to 18 years and was founded in 1440 by King Henry VI as "The King's College of Our Lady of Eton besides Wyndsor." It's a full boarding school for boys-only, so students live at the school.

Tom says" Here's looking at you!"

SPYGLASS FUN - After a brief walk through some of the shops in downtown Eaton, we needed to return to the Bed and Breakfast to get our cab ride to the airport. We walked back over the Bridge over the Thames known as the Bristol and Bath Railway path and found a magnifying glass that allowed people to get closer looks at whatever boat was moving up or down the Thames, and Tom checked it out for a picture.

We made a short video looking over the Thames River from the Bristol and Bath Railway path bridge:


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