Splish Splash I was Takin’ A Bath

Bath is a city that continues to call us back over and over again.  Not only is it easy to get to from London, Bath features the perfect combination of relaxation, activity, and good food and drink.  One year ago, when we first went to Bath, we stayed in a B&B recommended by Rick Steves.  It was not that great.  In fact, Rick Steves has let us down so many times that I donated his book to the charity shop when we moved last week.  Boo.  We also visited the Roman Baths, went on a walking tour, and ate some really great food.  Here’s what happened on Thanksgiving, one year ago…


The food in Bath is amazing.  The Blue Quails Deli serves a really nice lunch overlooking the Pulteney Bridge.




Acorn Vegetarian, our favorite restaurant anywhere, is the reason we keep returning to Bath.  The waitress there actually changed my life.





Not sure why I kept putting this turkey hat on, but the point is that if you go to Bath at Thanksgiving, there is a spectacular Christmas market where you can get staples like mulled wine and mince pies.  Bath is also the sister city of Aix-en-Provence, my French home.  Another good sign!



IMG_4286 Imagine my surprise when the audio guide at the Roman Baths stated that no one is allowed to bathe in this ancient monument.  My quest for warm water was resolved however when I found out you can pay £39 to spend two hours at the thermae bath spa. Which we did.  And will do again.




We woke up on Thanksgiving morning and took a free tour of Bath!  The guide was really informative and we saw all of the sights in about two hours.  This is the Royal Crescent.  People live in there.




That was a year ago.  This Thanksgiving we had a nice stay-cation where we baked bread, spent time with friends, and relaxed in our new apartment.  The theme of this year has been “settled.”  Not like the pilgrims “settled” America, but like the way the water settles after after a storm.  We don’t need to rush off on trips every time there is a break, because we live here!  And we’re finally grateful for that.


  1. avacloud62 · November 29, 2015

    I love your words and sentiments!

    Sent from my iPhone


  2. David Partridge · November 30, 2015

    The birds are rubbish though! Glad you had a great time – despite the rotten egg smell!

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