Highclere Castle was our last tourist destination on our visit to Europe. Marcia had prepared us well for the visit. We watched the PBS special on the Highclere Castle. We watched several episodes from the second season of Downton Abbey in the weeks prior to the visit.
We arrived in Bath a couple of hours before our Roman Baths dinner and tour. We explored the pedestrian streets and window shopped.
Eventually we found the Apple Store. Sarah went to one of the new iPads with the Apple Pencil. She found the Sketches app. Within in 15 minutes, Marcia, Ella, and I were on iPad’s creating creating drawings with the Sketches app. The feel of the Apple Pencil was uncanny. It glided across the surface and appeared to be pressure sensitive. The harder you pressed the thicker the line. It turns out there is a bluetooth pairing between the iPad and the Pencil.
Upon exiting the Apple Store we went to a plaza where a crowd was watching the Wimbledon men’s single final. In the press, Andy Murray had been mentioned as Britain’s hope. We enjoyed the moment as the hopes of British citizens came true.
Based on the website, we assumed the dinner would be held by candlelight in the Roman Baths. Although the rather plain restaurant was across the street and the meal was less than stellar, we enjoyed the actual Roman Baths. Rachel and Ella were listened intently to their audio guides.