Travel Log: Days Three and Four

Monday, May 20th

Today we went on our day tour to Salisbury, Stonehenge, and Bath. Our tour guide’s name was Jess. She was short and spunky; like Julie Andrews from The Sound of Music but with more sass.

 

In Salisbury, we went to the cathedral and saw The Magna Carta; very cool! And when I say “cool” I mean we were freezing our butts off! (Note to future traveling self: 60* in England is NOT the same as 60* in Oklahoma.)

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After a quick peek at the M.C., we hoofed it to a local Marks and Spencer (England’s posh WalMart) and searched for coats. We were nearing the end of our time there and hadn’t eaten lunch. So, yet again, we were late for our departure because we were waiting on food. Needless to say, everyone on the tour bus clapped for us when we arrived late (granted, it was only 3 minutes this time).

 

Stonehenge was neat. Last time I came to the stones, we didn’t pay to go into the park area, we just took pictures from the other side of the fence. It was interesting, but after a while it was like, “Oh. Okay. Lots of rocks.”  (Also, the whole time I kept thinking about the episode of Doctor Who that they filmed at the ‘Henge.)

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Bath was what I was most looking forward to. I love, love, LOVE Bath. Its incredibly gorgeous and full of history. We toured the Roman Baths (we didn’t just sneak into the museum via the bathroom like last time I was there). We saw the hot springs and the rooms where the people would bathe. Before we left, Huff the Hubs and I both got ice cream and then he got a pork and apple Cornish pasty.

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When we got back to the hotel, I was searching through Facebook and saw that there were tornadoes in Oklahoma. I was freaking out; I saw the path was going toward my family’s (and our) home. I told HtH, “I don’t care if phone calls are $2 a minute, I’m calling my family!”

 

I called Mom; no answer. I called my sister, and somehow, I got through. Thankfully, they were all safe and so were their homes. It was a very tense night’s sleep.

 

Tuesday, May 21st

Today we went to the Tower of London. Before we left for the trip, Huff the Hubs asked if we were going to any castles. I told him, “Yes; the Tower of London is considered a castle.” He threw a fit, thinking that the Tower was going to be lame and nothing compared to the castles he’s seen on TV. When we got to the Tower, he had to eat his words. He was in awe! We walked around, talked to some Beefeaters, saw the Crown Jewels, and ate fish chips.

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After the Tower, we went to The Globe Theater over in Southwark. It. Was. Awesome. I’d never been before and I couldn’t wait to see it! It did not disappoint. When we went inside the theater, the guide asked if there were any questions. I asked, “Have any television shows or movies been filmed here?” she said, “Sadly, Shakespeare in Love was not filmed here. But! Has anyone ever seen Doctor Who?” {I clapped with excitement} “Yes, an episode of Doctor Who was filmed here; David Tennant has stood on THAT stage!” (HtH had to restrain me from licking the stage.)

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After we left, we walked outside and I saw this! (My Harry Potter friends know what this is from!)

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After The Globe, we went back to the hotel to rest, email family, and check up on the status of Moore through Facebook. After a short nap, we went to Harrod’s and had dinner at a delicious Italian restaurant that my sister and I frequented during our trip in ’08. All in all, a good day. 

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