This is the mathematical bridge, supposedly designed by sir Issac Newton to be able to hold itself up without any screws or bolts--but a group of students took it apart and could not reassemble it without supports.
The punts on the river!
After Cambridge, we stayed in a Travelodge nearby for the first night before heading to Centerparcs the next morning. Gems and I shared a hotel room...
We had fun :)
The next morning we arrived at our nice little villa deep in the backwoods of Elveden forest. Ask me to describe that in one word? Fantastic.
The serenity of the woods takes to my soul the same way the fresh sea air does, and it makes me feel rejuvenated and free! It was so beautiful.
These pretty little white flowers were popping up on the trees everywhere.
Sunday morning I went on a horse back riding excursion, my one splurge for the trip. I got to ride good ol' Lee pictured here with me, and we were able to actually run through Elveden forest. I kind of felt like I was being splashed onto the set of Lord of the Rings...minus the goofy hat and lack of costume.
They had a little wildlife observatory overlooking a spot where they found evidence of people like 12,000 years ago. These lovely, singing yellow birds would always come quite close to get the food--they were my favorite!
CenterParcs is great because there is so many activities available to you--providing you have the funds to cover them all--and even if you don't (me) you can still enjoy the peaceful surroundings and biking in the woods. You see, except from designated times on designated days (2x per week) Cars are not allowed into the Park. So everyone was on bikes! The whole place is catered towards cyclists, so it's really easy getting around and navigating, and the kids really enjoy the freedom of the wheels. I wish we had some place like this in Utah... I think it would be a big hit!
And as I said before, it is definitely crunch time for me, which means that this weekend I am am headed off for a very fun, potentially rainy weekend touring Dublin and Ireland! I'm so excited, and you can look for a post from me next week following my return to real life on Tuesday!