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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Part 3: Traveling the countryside

Friday morning we were off again.  We were planning to leave around 9 am, but you know plans don't always go how you would like!  We woke up to having a flat tire, so Josh had to take it in to town to be repaired. Gotta love having nails on the road!

After a couple of hours we were off. Our first stop was to Stonehenge.  This really is an incredible site. I have no idea how it was possible to get all those rocks in one place thousands of years ago but it was a great site to see. There wasn't much else in the area so it was a quick stop and we were back on the road.

Jackson had just woken up so he was not too happy
We we're planning to stop in Bath along the way to see the Roman Baths but our delay made us change our minds.  We still had a long way to go to get to Cardiff, Wales. In the end, I'm not exactly sure why we decided to go here other than we wanted to get another country on our belt. We walked around for a little while saw the city center and had a quick dinner at TGI Friday's.  Funny thing the only time we eat at american restaurants is when we're traveling around Europe.

Cardiff Castle in the middle of the city
Sunday we were back on the road and we had a 4 hour journey ahead of us. We went from coast to coast of England. We broke it up by stopping at Windsor Castle.  If you didn't know, this is where the queen stays when she is not at Buckingham Palace in London.  The castle was awesome and so was the little city.  What great little shops! It was a great place to visit and if we would have had more time we would definitely have toured the castle.

Windsor Castle
On the road again.... Our next and final stop was in Dover.  We decided to spend the night in Dover so it would be easy to get back on the ferry in the morning.  Luckily for us our not so great hotel was full and they didn't have a room for us. They asked if we minded being sent to their 4 star sister hotel right down on the pier. Of course no we didn't mind at all!  We got to stay right on the water played on the "beach" of rocks and had an amazing dinner looking out into the ocean.  It was a great way to end our trip.

The white cliffs of Dover

Playing in the rocks

A great family vacation

It seems it was a good time to end the trip, because since we have been home we have now all caught the flu.  It seems maybe traveling took it out of us! 

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