On Sunday we stayed around our neck of the woods, a day to relax and let Lowell rest up from his travel. We went to church in the morning and then came home to a Sunday roast (which mom had so graciously started before church). With our tummys full we resisted the desire for a nap and drove a few miles to the estate house that used to own all the property in our area, Mapledurham House. It is a lovely estate house, the family still lives there and it is open on the weekends to visitors. I can’t imagine the capital needed to keep one of these grand old houses from crumbling. The house also has a very interesting old mill, the last working mill on the Thames. They sell their flour so next time I need some I will go buy it there.
After Mapledurham we took the fam down to our new house on the river and showed them around a bit.
The next morning everyone but Steve would leave for a 5 day tour of England.