Sunday, August 18, 2013


We headed to Cambridge because it is a university town, we wanted to visit our co-workers and also look around the city. As we talked with our co-worker, he asked Miss K what she wanted to see in Cambridge. Her reply, "Pizza Hut." I have no idea how she came up with that but he told her that we would see that on our way to the town.

We then walked down some of the streets of Cambridge looking at the history. Our tour guide has grown up here. This is Emmanuel College which was a Puritan college and was where John Harvard attended.

We walked past the building where quite a bit of scientific discoveries were made.

The University dates back to 1231. There are 31 colleges there. We did learn that Trinity is the wealthiest of the colleges.

The river that flows at the edge of town is the River Cam and it has bridges over the river hence the name Cambridge.

On Saturday morning we went punting. A punt is a flat-bottom boat with a square-cut bow designed for shallow water. It is moved along with a pole. We had a great tour guide who gave us history as well as various facts about the colleges and the town.

We went past King's College which is probably most famous for the chapel. It is not the oldest or the wealthiest but has a beautiful chapel with a wonderful boys' choir.

This is the Bridge of Sighs at St. John's College. We did learn that St. John's College and Trinity are strong rivals. The Bridge of Sighs is named after the Bridge of Sighs in Venice. We did learn that the Bridge of Sighs was leading to a prison. Our tour guide did tell us that he has had at least three proposals on his punt at the Bridge of Sighs. I guess you should study the history of a place before you propose.

We had a fun morning in Cambridge. I am glad that we took the kids on the punting tour. I think it might be one of the highlight of the trip.

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1 comment:

  1. So jealous!! :)

    I love what Miss K was interested in. :)



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