Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Day Four. Windsor, Stonehenge, and Bath

Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, Bath Abbey, The City of Bath, and the Roman Bath.



This butt belongs to a really sweet American lady from our hotel who was also on our tour. She joked we should take a picture of her butt and put it on the blog, so we did.







I like this one. I call it "Mother and Daughter at Stonehenge Inn." It's an inn we stopped at for lunch, not far from Stonehenge. Hence the name.
































8 Eloquent Orations:

On 8/30/2006 11:11:00 PM, Blogger Rich Hughes waxed damned near poetic whilst opining...

STONE'ENGE.

In ancient times, hundreds of years before the
dawn of history.
There lived a strange race of people...the Druids.
No one knows who they were, or what they were doing...
but their legacy remains...
hewn into the living rock of Stonehenge...

Stonehenge, where the demons dwell
Where the banshees live and they do live well
Stonehenge
Where a man is a man and the children dance to
the pipes of pan
Stonehenge
Tis a magic place where the moon doth rise
With a dragon's face
Stonehenge
Where the virgins lie
And the prayer of devils fill the midnight sky
And you my love, won't you take my hand
We'll go back in time to that mystic land
Where the dew drops cry and the cats meow
I will take you there
I will show you how

 

On 8/31/2006 04:00:00 AM, Blogger DaveScot waxed damned near poetic whilst opining...

It's traditional, Rich "Big Lad" Hughes, to give an attribution when reproducing someone else's work wholesale lest it be thought it's your own.

 

On 8/31/2006 05:53:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous waxed damned near poetic whilst opining...

Nice pictures. I see bath wasnt too busy, and wouldn't you like to get closer to Stonehenge?
When your in bath, its a good idea to get up above the town, get an idea of its geography, then you can try and imagine being there 2,000 years ago, when it was stil a shrine to a goddess who i cant remember. Sulis I think.

Thats a long trip though, down the M4; did you get one of those tourist buses, or did Kate drive?
guthrie

 

On 8/31/2006 06:35:00 AM, Blogger Corporal Kate waxed damned near poetic whilst opining...

Hi guthrie!

Bath was beautiful. We actually took a tour bus, and did Windsor, Stonehenge, and Bath all in one day, so we only got to spend about two hours in each place. I'd like to go back and spend a day at each one.

Actually, come to think of it, I could spend a week just in Bath. It was especially cool and windy that day, but I bet it's really great most of the time. Everyone through our whole trip kept telling us how warm and sunny it had been for weeks before we arrived, and then when we got there it got unusually cool and rainy. We did get to see a little bit of Bath from above, while on the bus ride, and it's cool how it sits sort of in a bowl. You can look all around and see the whole city and it's tan houses and buildings. Neat how the whole city matches like that.

I really wish you could get closer to Stonehenge, but they have it roped off, I guess to minimize the damage.

Janie said our tour guide really sucked compared to the guy she had last year. I thought she was nice enough, but she really didn't do much in the way of tour-guiding. She just handled getting the tickets and getting everyone in. Then she disappeared until it was time to leave. Definitely not enough time at each place.

We almost stayed the night in Bath, with the idea of catching a train back to London the next day, but we decided to go back with everyone else. We had a lot [EDIT- my sleepy little proofreader tells me AGAIN that "alot" is two words. It's one of her pet peeves. Someday I'll remember that.] we still wanted to do in London.

 

On 8/31/2006 09:41:00 AM, Blogger Rich Hughes waxed damned near poetic whilst opining...

Sorry Dave. My words were front-loaded by the designer a long time ago.

Rich

 

On 8/31/2006 02:04:00 PM, Anonymous Arden Chatfield waxed damned near poetic whilst opining...

It's traditional, Rich "Big Lad" Hughes, to give an attribution when reproducing someone else's work wholesale lest it be thought it's your own.

Nigel Tufnel, right?

 

On 8/31/2006 02:44:00 PM, Blogger Rich Hughes waxed damned near poetic whilst opining...

Shhhhhh! DO NOT INVOKE THE DESIGNERS NAME. It is "he who's dail goes to eleven"

 

On 8/31/2006 06:03:00 PM, Anonymous Arden Chatfield waxed damned near poetic whilst opining...

It's such a fine line between stupid and clever.

 

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