Bath, England was completely my idea. I'm not going to pass off that visiting the Jane Austen Center & having tea time next to a portrait of Mr. Darcy was husband's idea... But he was gracious enough to let me get my Regency Era fix as long as I promised not to tell how much he enjoyed it.

Royal Crescent building, Bath, England, UK, United Kingdom
The Royal Crescent

A visit to the Jane Austen Museum: Jane Austen Center, Bath, England, UK, United Kingdom

Jane Austen Center, Bath, England, UK, United Kingdom


Doodling with a pot of ink & quill is much more difficult than typing on my laptop. I barely write with a regular ball-point pen as it is!

high tea time, Jane Austen Center, Bath, England, UK, United Kingdom
Tea time at the Regency Tea Room. It was delicious!

Mr Darcy, high tea time, Jane Austen Center, Bath, England, UK, United Kingdom
Hello Mr. Darcy.

The Pump Room, Roman Baths, Jane Austen Center, Bath, England, UK, United Kingdom
After tea time we headed to the Roman Baths / Pump Room. It was incredibly crowded inside. It receives over 1 million visitors a year... When we were there, it seemed like all 1 million were visiting that day! It's so crowded you're literally rubbing butts with every other person.

The Pump Room, Roman Baths, Jane Austen Center, Bath, England, UK, United Kingdom
Deep beneath the King's Bath lies the Sacred Spring, a natural hot spring spouting 250,000 gallons of water every day, and has been doing so for thousands of years.

The Pump Room, Roman Baths, Jane Austen Center, Bath, England, UK, United Kingdom

The Pump Room, Roman Baths, Jane Austen Center, Bath, England, UK, United Kingdom
The bathing complex was built around 70-75 AD but fell upon disrepair until about the late 18th century when they were rediscovered and excavated (around the time when bathing became "fashionable").

ruins, The Pump Room, Roman Baths, Jane Austen Center, Bath, England, UK, United Kingdom
Fragments from the Temple of Sulis Minerva. The Romans could not believe that the hot springs were a natural, geological phenomenon and believed the hot spring was the work of the gods.

The Pump Room, Roman Baths, Jane Austen Center, Bath, England, UK, United Kingdom
Run off from the Sacred Spring. The water is high in minerals and therefore stains the rock it runs down.

The Pump Room, Roman Baths, Jane Austen Center, Bath, England, UK, United Kingdom
I might pass on bathing in that. The water still pumps through the still-functioning lead pipes constructed by the Romans.

ruins, The Pump Room, Roman Baths, Jane Austen Center, Bath, England, UK, United Kingdom
After the crowds of Bath, we headed towards our next destination. Along the way we made a random stop at one of the cute Cotswolds Villages, Stow-on-the-Wold, for a little bit of antiquing.

Cotswold Village, Antique, antiquing, Stow-on-the-Wold, England, United Kingdom, UK

Cotswold Village, Antique, antiquing, Stow-on-the-Wold, England, United Kingdom, UK

Cotswold Village, Antique, antiquing, Stow-on-the-Wold, England, United Kingdom, UK