Sweet Dreams Are Made of Cheese...

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Who am I to diss a brie?

Stop #2 on our Somerset day trip was Cheddar. If you don't like cheesy puns, you feta leave now.

The village was charming to say the least and we spent several hours popping into the shops and cafes that were open (most were closed for winter), hiking to see the gorge, and touring the local caves.

Upon entering Gough's Cave, we were greeted by this charming chap!

Who happens to be Britain's oldest complete human skeleton. Upon further research, I discovered that the inhabitants of Gough's Cave not only ate each other after they had died, but turned their skulls into cups! What are friends for?

It's now home to much happier things, like cheese!

Kudos to anyone who knows how to take a non-icky picture of a cave.
We then breezed [wheezed] 274 steps up Jacob's Ladder and onwards to the lookout tower to take in the views.

Cheddar Village actually reminded me a lot of Switzerland, but the cheese connection may have been floating around my subconscious.

Speaking of, when in Rome/Cheddar...

We popped into the Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company and saw the process of how cheese is made and prepared for selling. In the main area you can buy freshly packaged cheeses, jams, books about cheese, and most importantly – take advantage of the free cheese samples until you're positively sick. I was a fan of nearly every bite, particularly their mature/mellow/blue cheese samples, but could have done without the nibbles of the cider infused and stilton cheese. All that was missing was a bottle of wine.

If you haven't caught on by now, it's not an Elle/Sara trip until there is some transportation issue. After chasing down an epic full rainbow following a rain shower, we sat at the bus station waiting and began to accept that we were once again stranded. Eventually it showed up (30 minutes late) and made it to our last stop of the daycation with minutes of daylight to spare.

Raise your hand if you have been personally victimized by the English bus system. 

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