Monday, June 16, 2008

Crumpets, teacakes, and scones...OH MY!!

We had a lazy morning here in Suffolk, drinking tea, reading, and playing on the internet and then John and Annie took us out to get a little local flavor of the neighboring towns. We strolled through the streets of Bury St. Edmunds and enjoyed the church, shops, lattes, and scones. We happened upon a wine shop and Joel was able to pick up something nice from Dujac to share with our hosts. Then we moved onto Lavenham where we were treated to High Tea at The Swan. The food was absolutely delicious and Joel and I have decided that we must find a way to get clotted cream in the states. John was quite amused with himself, this being the first time to ask for a "box" for the leftovers since a "box" in England refers to a cup that a man would wear during sports. The ride home our bellies were full enough to put anyone into a deep diabetic sleep, if it weren't for our bat out of hell British driver and a major caffeine high. On the ride back to John's we stopped to see a small portion of his car collection (this section being strictly for racing). Amazing to imagine having a different car for almost every day of the month, all in tip top condition, with some dating back to as early as 1935.
We stopped by the Tourist Office, which proved to be one of the wisest ideas we've had and picked up a load of wonderful guide books to get us through the rest of our trip. This evening will be filled with snackettes, browsing the guide books, and relaxing. Tomorrow we head out for York.

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