Our 10th Anniversary: Bath and Glastonbury
I have realized upon trying that there is no way to really impart to anyone else what happened on this day. That's because it was the kind of day that you have only a few of in a lifetime, and the things that happen in it are less important than what happens on the inside. This was one of those rare moments where you know, not just suspect, that you have come face to face with the Infinite. I will leave it at that and tell you in insufficient words how it all went down.
After a great breakfast at Badminton Villa (and the nicest hosts you can possibly imagine who even gave me a throat remedy for my cold), we scrambled down the hill to quickly catch what we could of Bath before we left. We couldn't very well go there and not see the Roman baths and cathedral and such. Again, soooo glad we did.
Here are the Roman Baths.
So wonderful. This was a temple built to Minerva so it was thought people would come here for healing and wisdom.
They think there are probably Roman ruins under much of the city of Bath but they can never really be excavated without destroying the city itself.
Here we see the heating system underneath the floors. Boiling water would flood this area and heat the floor above it. FANCY. Again, I have so many more pictures, but I will spare you. This is another place in which we didn't spend nearly enough time.
We made our way to Glastonbury next. This is a special, bizarre town. It's sort of the Taos of England. It's a little insane. We stayed at an excellent B&B called Parsnips which was so wonderful and was actually right on the corner of the Abbey grounds.