bunnies! there were bunnies hopping around outside EVERYWHERE!
after the car-drama, we set off across the country. please now picture me driving on an unfamiliar side of the road for about 250 miles (day 1). (i only had one big almost-wrong right turn, yay me!) we decided to drive for a couple of reasons. the first?
ever since eighth grade, i've dreamt of visiting stonehenge. for one of my math projects in middle school, i built a to-scale model of the ruin out of clay and foam board and through my research fell in love with this crazy druidic mystery. and it did not disappoint!
also? there were bunnies hopping amongst the rocks!
from stonehenge we drove on to bath, where back in the day b spent a summer at the local university. this time, instead of staying in a dorm, he found an amazing deal at an equally amazing b&b called aspley house, which apparently used to be a mansion some wealthy brit built for his mistress.
that is the most comfortable bed i have ever slept in - EVER. seriously, if you go to bath, you need to stay here. the complimentary breakfast is absolutely brilliant and the rooms are phenomenal!
okay, anyway. the next day b showed me around his old haunts.
the jane austen center made me sad. do not go to the jane austen center. trust me.
but the playground made me happy!
the herman miller factory!
we also decided to tour the roman baths, after which - of course - the city is named. i'm not sure what i expected, but this place was really cool.
and then we were off - driving again! - to magical, castle-rific wales!