Our first day on our recent trip with Road Scholar set the tone for the next two weeks, that’s for sure!
The days of hiking were a blast; but the first couple of days were a real challenge! A red eye from Boston to London, a drive out to Mickleton left little time in the afternoon before the first dinner together as a group. A small walk around and nap was in order upon our arrival at the Three Ways Hotel (home of the Pudding Club – but that’s another post!). The town is so picturesque!
First of all, apparently the heat of New England followed us across that big pond – London had record setting temperatures for our first two days. It hit 85 degrees, and although we were a couple of hours outside of London, we’re pretty certain it was at least the low 80s! We were so glad that we had taken our zipoff hiking pants!
Our first day was a hike from Broadway up to the Broadway Tower, then onto Chipping Camden (about 8 miles I think). Broadway Tower is the second highest location in the Cotwolds, so remember it’s in the low 80s, and we are jet lagged and hiking. Get the jist yet?!!
After lunch on our own, we took a group tour of Chipping Camden. Hubby did the whole tour, but I was really hot and quite tired, and went back to the old MarketPlace to rest. I’m not a pretty picture at the end of our first day of two weeks of hiking, but I’d had fun, learned, and met new folks. Did I pick a wrong tour for us? I did wonder, but was enjoying the challenge!