Alex and I were able to spend a day in Cambridge and we had an incredible time! We met up with one of Alex's good friends from his childhood, Kilby, and her husband Paul and their daughter Hillary. I'm not exaggerating when I say that it was the most picture perfect day. The weather was beautiful and we started the day off by grabbing some wine, meats, and cheeses from a local market to take punting with us. If you're unfamiliar with "punting," a "punt" is a flat bottomed boat and the punter propels the punt by pushing against the river bed with a pole. Punting is very popular in Cambridge and there are probably more punts on the Cam than any other river in England. While on our boat ride, we took in the beautiful sites and ate our picnic lunch. Afterwards, we walked around Cambridge, stopped and got turkish delight, had lots of coffee and good conversation, and ended the day by sitting in the beautiful courtyard of Emmanuel college and feeding the ducks.
To give you a little more history about Cambridge, Cambridge was founded in 1209. After disputes between students and Oxford townsfolk in 1209, some academics fled northeast to Cambridge where they established what became the University of Cambridge. Cambridge is the second oldest University in the English speaking world.
Here's some of my favorite pictures from our time in Cambridge: