Sunday, September 14, 2008

A Place to Remember






We have "bank holidays" in England. They get treated as the equivalent of Labor Day or Memorial Day -- the post office & banks are closed, while lots of shops have special sales. We used the holiday to go to Kirkstall Abbey, a medieval ruin that's about two miles from our house. Jason passes it every time he rides the bus to work and I see it whenever I go into City Centre.

It's an amazing place to walk around. I'm not sure if it's because of the holiday or just because, but there was a murder mystery set up within the ruins. It appeared that the mystery was based on an actual incident in the thirteenth century. It was a great way to engage Cami with the ruins & to get a better understanding of what the abbey was like when it was up & running.

4 comments:

Mary Beth said...

How cool! That sound so fun!

Love Lorri said...

I wish I was there, You are living my dream life right now!

Marie said...

Don't you just love all the history we are surrounded by over here!! This wonderful country is steeped in it!! I love ruins and castles and we are surely living in the right place to see lots of these things!

Kristin said...

And I thought Princeton was cool!