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Hampton Court, England

December 11th | adventures, family

I think I’ve shared almost all our pics from our trip to England–and I’ve saved Hampton Court for last. It was the palace of King Henry VIII {you know the one with 6 wives–some he divorced, some he had executed}. It’s a gorgeous palace and the gardens are breathtaking! The day was a mix of taking in the sites and trying to keep David happy. He had a fever and threw up three times while we were walking through the gardens. Poor guy! We kept the advil flowing and towards the end of the day, we even got a few smiles out of him!

Queue starts over here.

Even the ceilings had incredible detail.

We miss the cousins terribly!!

My cousin, Sara. Such a good mama, such a sweet friend.

David gets some good snuggles while we take in the antique tapestries.

I enjoyed learning about all of the history behind Hampton Court and King Henry VIII’s wives. What a crazy story! Can you imagine being his 6th wife? She must have been terrified. But she was the only one who outlived him. Phew!

We’re not traveling far for the holidays–just driving a few hours down to Long Beach. Where are you spending the holidays? Please share!


12 Responses

  1. Julie says:

    Love the pictures. I have visited Hampton Court as well and found it breathtaking. I agree that all the details and history are amazing. You and your family are so fortunate to have family there. My husband lived in England for a year before we were married. I can’t wait to take our boys there and show them the sites!
    We are staying home for Christmas and hosting our families at our new home. Can’t wait!

  2. Roseann says:

    Your pictures bring back fond memories of my trips to England. I was fortunate to have visited Hampton Court the last time I was there. Such a mystifiying place if you think of all that went on there. I loved the tapestries in the Great Hall!
    We are visiting my family to “do” the Feast of the Seven Fishes…an Italian Christmas Eve tradition and, then hosting the in-laws Christmas Day.

  3. Lisa says:

    Such impressive pictures. The beauty and history is just so overwhelming.

  4. We are heading to Texas! I can’t wait to hug my momma!

  5. Hampton Court has always been my favorite part of Jolly Ol!
    So happy to see your photos, glad you all enjoyed it.

  6. Kelli says:

    Such breathtaking shots – looks chilly there! And I love that Steve is wearing argyle in the UK – perfect!

    We are staying put in Olympia and just entertaining and visiting and vegging and…putting in new floors in our bedroom. Ugh.

  7. Kim T. says:

    love seeing your pictures! we are staying home for xmas as we spend thanksgiving on the oregon coast.

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