We leave in two weeks

Two weeks from Monday we head out for seven weeks in England and France. I have a lot to do to get ready, but we are starting to get organized for the trip.

Six nights in Bath
We fly into Gatwick, get met by a car service and driven to Bath (2 hour drive). We have 6 nights in an apartment in Bath.
Catherine Place Apartment

This is our special treat on the trip. The apartment is more expensive than we usually pay and the car service turned out to be more than we thought it would be, but we will have a wonderful start to the trip. We did not want to be in as big a city as London at the start, but we wanted to be in a city where we could walk out to restaurants and shops.

We have only done day trips to Bath before and are really looking forward to having a week there. Wendy from the UK sent me a book on Bath and it has an aireal photo that shows the apartment we are in (marked by a red arrow).

catherine_place.jpg

Car Rental
We pick up our rental car on the Friday. We thought we would do a daytrip from Bath to Dorset on the Friday and maybe another trip on the Saturday.

Four weeks in the Cotswolds
On the Monday, we drive to Winchcombe, in the Cotswolds, for four weeks in a cottage on the edge of this small town. We booked through Great Trips Unlimited.
Princess Elizabeth Cottage

It is a 2 bedroom/1 bathroom apartment, right in a town with shops and restaurants and a pub (of course). Walking trails start from the town.

Info about Winchcombe:
www.winchcombe.co.uk

We go to Provence after this – more details to come.

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Pauline Kenny

Pauline Kenny and Steve Cohen are US expats living in Dorset. We moved to the UK in 2010. Read about our move. If you would like to talk about travel, please join us on the Slow Europe Travel Forums.