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We woke up too early but we had to if we wanted to see Sherwood Forest. Before we boarded our train to Nottingham, we walked through Trafalgar Square and back to Piccadilly so that I could look through the window at Fortnum and Mason.

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Yeah. I didn't get to see much through the window either. We saw a lot of London but not the shop-y parts.

Our train to Nottingham had older school boys off to a game of some sorts with big sticks...field hockey? They were a blast to listen to. They played this game of questions that was both interesting and comical. Once in Nottingham we had a bus to catch which meant walking uphill through the length of the city to the correct bus station. There aren't that many buses that go into Sherwood Forest so our plans were tight if we wanted to get in and get back out. It was worth it.

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The bus ride took us through gorgeous countryside on the way to the forest.

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It was fun walking through the forest.

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Of course the lyrics...

Robin Hood and Little John
Walkin' through the forest
Laughin' back and forth
At what the other'ne has to say
Reminiscin', This-'n'-thattin'
Havin' such a good time
Oo-de-lally, Oo-de-lally
Golly, what a day

...played over and over again in my head.

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And we got to get ice creams from the English Ice Cream Man! They were very delicious too. I love how in Europe, or at least England and Italy have been my experience, ice cream plays a big part of their lives. My kind of livin'.

After we were done with the forest we bussed back to Nottingham and walked around. We had a bit of time to spare before catching the train to York so we decided to find the castle. Yet another castle we saw from the outside. The forest had been our priority so at least we saw it at all.

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There were Robin Hood related sculptures...

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and street names. It was a cute part of town.

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I also have a thing for train stations now.

To see all the pictures from Nottingham and Sherwood Forest go here.

Comments

aubreycolors
Feb. 23rd, 2009 07:32 am (UTC)
But hurling is more of an Irish game. I don't know.
mforbes321
Feb. 23rd, 2009 07:40 am (UTC)
I don't know either! Kevin swears it's field hockey.
mforbes321
Feb. 23rd, 2009 07:54 am (UTC)
That's funny because I had already searched before I replied. The thing is the sticks were in sport bags and stored. It could have been! I'm not sure why Kevin swears it's field hockey but I'm leaving it alone for now. :)