Sunday, November 13, 2011


Originally we were supposed to go big on this last weekend.  We were going to leave Friday night when Jon got home, drive south, and stay at a hotel.  Then we would go see Stonehenge and a few other sites around that area.  But, things happened and we ended up deciding not to do anything this weekend and make our plans for the next weekend. 

Well, Saturday morning came, and with it our normal routine.  Which is a trip to the market for our fruit and veg and other essentials.  Then we decided to head out to the American food store which we had just heard about.  Little did we know that it would take us within an hours drive of Stonehenge.

We went a bit crazy in the store.  We bought Stove top stuffing, tinned pumpkin, tinned sweet potatoes, Nutter Butters, Lifesavers, Frank's Redhot sauce (gallon size), Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce, Jif peanut butter, graham crackers, green hotdog relish, Kraft mac and cheese, Goldfish crackers, A&W rootbeer, Combos, Bisquick, Gatorade, Chocolate chips, Butterscotch chips, White chocolate chips, and Swedish fish.  To say that we went stupid as soon as we walked into the store would be a vast understatement.  We left there with a big smile on our face and a giant hole in our bank account!

After that Jon and I decided to surprise the kids and drive down to Stonehenge.  We got there at 3:30 and they closed at 4, so we boogied and took some amazing pictures at sunset of Stonehenge.  We did end up buying the English Heritage membership so that we could visit for free there, but also lots of other sites as well. 

We decided to stay nearby and then go back first thing in the morning.  I'm so glad that we did.  We stayed in a great little quaint inn that has been around since the 1500s and ate in their tavern.  The next morning we were some of the first people at Stonehenge.  Joe did a lot of sketches, which was so cute as he was so excited about it all.  Joci listened and listened and listened to the radio tour provided, and then after we said goodbye to Stonehenge, we spent another huge amount of money in their gift shop.

Stonehenge is one of those places that you feel in awe of being close to it.  It doesn't really seem like much, just a bunch of big stones stacked up in a circle, but truly there is something about being there that is truly inspiring.  Who knows, maybe it really does put off some kind of psychic energy or something, but I think it has to do with human ingenuity. 

Hope you enjoy the pictures.

 We were surprised to see Stonehenge as we came over the hill driving there.

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