Saturday 17 May 2014 75 °F
What a beautiful day for our final full day on the road. Sunny with temps in the mid 70's.
All of us are a little weary of traveling at this point. Actually, all of us except Uncle John, who helps bring up our spirits with new spins on "growing up Griffin." He was particularly appreciated this morning while we attempted to encourage Pearl out of a funk. (By "encourage" we mean that at one point Sue's frustration with Pearl entailed throwing her stuffed dog out the second-floor window onto the street below.) It was a slightly tough day, but by mid-afternoon, we were back to our usual happy family.
Our first stop was at Stonehenge for a little druid and pagan worship. Prior to visiting, we learned that we wouldn't be able to walk amongst the stones and would have to stay on the tourist walkway. We were actually pleasantly surprised by how close the path came to the rock circle.
Trying to pull another rock into the stone circle
Salisbury Cathedral is just thirty minutes away from Stonehenge, so we made the pilgrimage to the England's tallest spire.
Once back at Lacock we toured the beautiful Lacock Abbey where Harry Potter was filmed. This entire town is in a time warp, and many period films have used this setting: Emma, Cranford, Pride and Prejudice.
The Cloisters where Henry, Ron, and Hermione walked
Professor Snape's classroom
The three newest students at Hogwarts
Tavern from the 14th century. Our food slightly fresher.
The original turnspit in the tavern, a hamster-wheel style device in which you would place your wiener dog. The turnspit would then turn the cooking meat over the fire. No joke.
Tomorrow we fly home. We're looking forward to seeing friends and family, especially Grandma and Daisy dog. See you soon!