Once you get out of the habit of writing daily blogs, you kind of wonder what to write.
Personally I’ve been through quite of bit just since this year has started. But to sit down and write about it will come across as whining with woo is me tone.   I like to dwell in the fun stuff.

So here goes.  It has been a month since we have returned from London.
This trip I finally got to do something that I have always wanted to do.  Since the late 70’s, (Note I am dating myself age wise) I have wanted to visit Hampton Court Palace. Specifically, the Maze.  I have seen several period movies of royalty life in the 1600’s thru the 1800’s.  In the movies you see this rich upper class people fancily clad in ornate costumes frolicking through these elaborate mazes giggling and playing hide and seek.
Well, I am not easily influenced by Hollywood. OK, I lie.
The Maze is almost a half- mile long and covers 1/3 of an acre.  The maze is set on the out-skirts of the garden.

Mom and Uncle had a strategy for getting through the maze (which I will not reveal) and my cousin and I followed like lost puppies after them.  Along the way we saw kids crying, because they were scared and lost, adults going around in circles with baffling looks.  I noticed that a rot-iron fence was put in around the hedges because people had pulled thru the bushes to get to the other side in some kind of panic.  We were cool as a cucumber as my mom kept verbally instructed us to the right.   A little boy took notice of our confidence and followed us through.  We entered the maze and exited without cheating in 15 minutes flat. It was like we ran a race and came in first, victory was so sweet.  When we exited the maze the little boy that followed up jump in the air with delight.  I have not idea how long he had been in maze.
I would definitely recommend the Maze to anyone who just likes to go with the flow and have fun.  The castle itself is a wonderful historic place to wonder thru in amazement.

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