Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Stonehenge and the Jurassic Coast

We flew in and out of London for a 14 day vacation. We knew we wanted to see London for a few days (see yesterday's post) but we also wanted to see some of the country side including Stonehenge. It is talked about all over the world and the mystery still stumps archeologist to this day. We drove to Salisbury straight from the airport and stayed the night at the Stone Hotel. It was only 10 minutes from Stonehenge and we were going to see it first thing in the morning the next day. So during the evening we checked out Salisbury Cathedral which is a huge beautiful cathedral! We didn't even have plans to see it originally but I am so glad that we did. There was even a medical play taking place that night in the Cathedral so we got to see all the actors dressed in costume outside waiting to go in.
The next morning we got up early and drove to Stonehenge we were one of the first people in line and on the first bus out to the stones. Which was just awesome because it was nice to see the site with not very many people. We walked all the way around the stones and read all the signs and then once we were ready to leave there was lots of people and tuor buses so we're glad that we did it first thing in the morning. It did rain a little bit while we were there but it wasn't bad. After seeing the stones we went into the exhibit area were we got to catch an amazing video and explanation of the stones and why they believe they are here.  
After the stones will be headed down toward the drastic coast which is in Southern England by Dorset. We first went to Weymouth and saw pulpit rock. We actually climbed it and at first I was a little nervous but then I was like I'm just gonna go for it so I climbed up it I'm so glad I did. We then spent the rest of the day driving along the Jurassic Coast we stopped at Durdle door and that was really really cool side we hiked a lot we wanted to go to old Harry's rock but our navigation was not giving us the best directions. We have a 2014 Garman which still works really good it just hasn't been updated since 2014 so it needs to be. So it doesn't always have all the streets right,  95% of everything correct but the 5% gets us into a little bit of trouble into private cul-de-sacs where we are not suppose to be luckily no one minds. At least not yet, we should probably update before our next trip.
And then we spent the night in a little town on the coast and that was the first time we've ever stayed in an Airbnb. The lady was super nice and it was actually really good experience we just stayed in the private room there and like I said it was our first Airbnb experience so we were a little nervous cause we never done it before but it was really good and we did another Airbnb in Ireland which we loved. And then the next day we drove back to London to drop a rental car off and then had to make our way from the Waterloo station to Tower Bridge which is where our hotel is near and hopefully you read my post from yesterday and that talks all about are London experience! Next stop Dublin. 
love, Carlee
Coat & Shirt: Target
Pants: Macys
Shoes: Belk

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Thanks for the wonderful comment. I read and enjoy every single one. Have a question for me, I will reply as soon as I can. Love , Carlee