Monday, March 7, 2016

Downton Abbey Goodbyes

I've been watching Masterpiece since the series about the six wives of Henry the Eighth aired way back in the seventies. It was very hard to say goodbye last night. After six years of Sunday evening entertainment, Downton Abbey ended without much fanfare - the last show flew by so quickly! Everyone landed in a good place, like any typical fairy tale. Along the way, we managed to visit a few of the places with Downton Abbey connections. In 2012, we drove up to Delaware to see Winterthur and the costume exhibit. The place was packed and the lines were long. The real show stoppers were the clothing venues on display. Then in 2013 we traveled to visit our Buckinghamshire friends, and met up with our US friends who were also visiting England. We drove to see Highclere Castle. Again, the lines were long, and it was very busy in the unusually very hot July. No picture allowed inside! Then in December last year, we got tickets for the cast panel discussion at George Washington University. Talk about extremely packed! There, we watched the first episode of season six and met the real life actors who played the characters. So, it's been more than a television miniseries - all the players became a part of our family. It's hard to say goodbye! We will miss you all! When does Poldark start again?

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