Monday, 18 January 2010

Sherwood Forest!

Today we ventured up to Nottingham to see Sherwood Forest... okay, okay I'll be honest, we went because we found a place called "Ginza Sushi" that had a sushi menu that looked a lot like an American one we've been missing so much. Seriously. We drove an hour and a half for sushi. Laugh all you want, it was amazing.

Walking into the forest... we were further up north, so there was still ice and snow on the trail. Which made it interesting to walk
Christopher and the Robin Hood statue

The Major Oak. Estimated at over 1000 years old, this is the tree that they say Robin Hood and his Merry men would have hidden from the Sheriff of Nottingham in! They think it weighs about 23 tons with a "waistline" of 33 feet and a canopy of 92 feet! It was, in a word, HUGE. The legend of Robin Hood has been around since Richard "the Lionhearts" rule in the 11oo's. Tales of Robin Hood range from him being an ordinary thief, an Earl, or even the mythical green man. There's no real evidence that the Robin Hood we know and love actually existed, but the legend of he and his Merry Men run rampant in Nottingham. It's definitely easy to see how they could have hidden in Sherwood Forest. Even now, its a sprawling place, but then it covered most of the country; so its plausible that thieves or mythical green men could have stayed well hidden in and among the trees.
Up close of the trunk

Christopher and the Major Oak
Me! :)
Us in front of the Major Oak

Also... happy 5 year Anniversary to Christopher and the Navy! I cant believe that 5 years ago today, Christopher was going through his first day of boot camp! Congratulations to my wonderful husband and what has so far been a pretty amazing Naval career! I'm so proud of him and everything he's accomplished!!! :)


  1. I am glad that you guys had a good day. Pictures are amazing. Congratulations to you Christopher we are proud of you. We have your 5 years marked on our calendar. Jessica I love the way you write.

  2. That looked pretty darn cool! I bet it's even more beautiful in the spring! Glad you got some yummy sushi! Hope you guys are doing well!

  3. Lets go back in the Spring when it's greened up a bit more