Sunday, July 25, 2010
Out of it and getting out!
I'm also trying to read guides as we're heading out to Stonehenge, Bath and Wales soon but I can't even see the maps. And don't even get me started on the bright sunshine! I'm blinded by it. I wear contacts but have been forced to wear my glasses daily. It's not fun.
But I digress... I'm really looking forward to getting out of London and seeing more of the English/Welsh countryside. I've always wanted to see Stonehenge and Old Sarum - especially since I read Sarum by Edward Rutherford. It's a great novel of the story of England starting from way back in the ice age - following one family's history. I love his stuff. Go check it out (I'm not being paid for this endorsement, I just really like it, btw).
We're heading to Wales but not sure where. Fen and I love to just explore. We drove across the US about five years ago and it was one of the best vacations we've ever had. We saw the Black Hills, The Devil's Tower, Badlands, Yellowstone (including Old Faithful), Grand Canyon, the Great Salt flats of Utah, Graceland (tee hee), The Blue Ridge mountains - we crossed the continental divide three times. We even stopped in Colonial Williamsburg (why not?). It was something we both had always wanted to do so we set out without a set plan just a few general sites in mind. This is what we're planning to do on our upcoming trip - just drive and see the sites at our leisure.
Granted driving across the states took nearly three days (the entire trip took two weeks). Here it will only take three hours so we figure we'll be able to take our time. The kids have about two hours a drive in them a day. So we're not going to get too far at that rate.
Any suggestions for must see spots in Wiltshire or Wales?