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.