Last day

On Monday, we woke up in Devon and started making our way back toward London. We meandered through the countryside, soaking up the gorgeous green views

Along the way, we stopped at Avebury, which is a Neolithic stone circle in Wiltshire and not too far from Stonehenge. While I wouldn’t say that England is chock-full of henges, the fact is that there are a number of them scattered about and we’ve managed to see different ones on each of our visits.

Unlike Stonehenge, which is set off by ropes and which one cannot walk into, Avebury is open and anyone can walk around. In fact, there are sheep grazing in the midst of the stones.

This was a good stop to make, because the girls are a bit tired of old churches, museums, and other historic excursions. We ran around for a bit and then got back into the car to continue our trek to London.

Before returning our rental car and settling into our hotel near Heathrow, we made one final stop.

The Boden store. Or, as Graceful called it, “Shopping mecca.” Oh yes we did.

As I type this, our bags are zipped, including a shopping bag full of new Boden clothes (all for the girls, none for me this time), and we’re preparing to leave for the airport. Our trip has been wonderful and we are truly not ready to come home and face reality.  Re-entry is going to be tough, I know.

I’ll blog at you again soon, only this time from the other side of the Atlantic.

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11 Responses to Last day

  1. Susan says:

    What a cool mom! You took them on a spree to a very cool store!

  2. Jen says:

    Well done for finding it!

  3. Frannie says:

    *Squeeeee* new spring clothes from Boden. Very cool. That should make returning to school a little less painful. :)

  4. A great trip, enhanced by great shopping.

  5. melissawest says:

    A Boden STORE? I always thought they were only a catalog!
    I am also a fan of those henges-they’re all over the UK-and so mysterious.

  6. I just caught up Paris through Boden. Wow, it looks like you have had perfect weather and your travel plan is right on the button, squeeze in just as much as you can but relax and treat yourself, too.

    I am so happy you shared so much of your trip with us and I am really only a bit jealous, really.

  7. Julie says:

    I’ve always found re-entry to be tough. As I get older, and my trips get few and far between, it gets tougher! Safe travels . . .

  8. Oh the Boden Store. Lucky you. I just received a catalog from them. Love their stuff. Safe travels.

  9. Renee says:

    I had never heard of Boden, so I just went to their website. Very nice -pricy, but nice :-)

    At first, I was at their UK website, and I just browsed through their girls jeans. The first offerings were “slim”. After I clicked over to the US site, to see what the jeans cost in dollars instead of pounds, I noticed that they didn’t offer any “slim” jeans on their US site. I wonder what’s up with that?

  10. Kim Kasch says:

    I’m so glad you had a good time :)

  11. alison says:

    I can’t think of Stonehenge without thinking about that bit from Spinal Tap: “I do not, for one, think that the problem was that the band was down. I think that the problem *may* have been, that there was a Stonehenge monument on the stage that was in danger of being *crushed* by a *dwarf*. Alright? That tended to understate the hugeness of the object” Hee.

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