|White Sails Bed and Breakfast|
DRIVING - Getting there was a challenge. Its a good thing we had a GPS unit. From Blenheim Palace, the town was supposed to be 35 miles. But it was 35 miles through winding roads, where vegetation grew as thick shrubbery to heights of 9 or 10 feet high. That meant on these roads just barely wide enough for two compact cars, there was nowhere to move over if there was a truck or wider car coming!!!
My (Rob) first instinct was to hug the curb, and driving on the left was weird enough, so I went over a couple of curbs going 50 mph. Of course, when Tom tells the story he says that I also ran over some mailboxes and bicyclists (which I didn't). We DID make it safely, though, and just lost 10 pounds in sweating on the drive!
|White Sails - the amazing bathroom in the rooms!|
STRATFORD-UPON-AVON - Many of the things in the town were about Shakespeare including his childhood home, his daughter's home, a museum, a monument, a tavern he used to frequent and more. Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town and civil parish in south Warwickshire, England. It lies on the River Avon, 22 miles (35 km) south east of Birmingham.
|A Front Yard Garden We thought was beautiful|
HOW OLD IS IT? Stratford has Anglo-Saxon origins, and grew up as a market town in medieval times. The original charters of the town were granted in 1196, making Stratford officially over 800 years old.
LITTLE FRONT YARD GARDENS - We were very taken by the little front yard gardens that people planted. They were ornate, linear, well-groomed and beautiful. The English know how to do gardens!