In London, Hairy decided to rent a car again. I’d requested that we get an automatic transmission this time so I wouldn’t have to worry about him stalling the car or forgetting to put the car back into first gear before the light turned green…..BUT….of course… we got another stick shift. However, Hairy was in love with this car because it was a brand new Citroen that only had like 6 miles on it. It was like a fancy version of our Yaris, except…… NO CUP HOLDERS!!!!!
Our target was STONEHENGE, which is about an hour’s drive out of London. You can’t go up and touch it anymore, but you can get close enough for decent photos. I had always imagined it was on the top of a hill, but it’s kind of just in the middle of this giant untouched grassy pasture.
We attempted to take some jumping photos at Stonehenge, but… unfortunately, they did not turn out very well. I do have a tiny, unflattering video clip, but it was a nice excuse to use a Spinal Tap song!
After Stonehenge, we hopped in the car for an hour more to check out Brighton on the coast. Since we had gotten a late start to the day, everything was pretty much closed down in Brighton by the time we got there, so we didn’t really eat or shop. We kinda just wandered around a little bit on the pebble beach, took some photos, bought some coffee, and then headed back to London to catch dinner with my cousin Victor.
The night before, my girlcousin Terri had cooked us an amazing dinner at her apartment, and due to the protests, the tube station by her place was shut down, so we had to walk across the bridge to the next tube station. We decided to take some rando photos. I think I was really cold and grumpy.
Oh, I forgot to mention, that we changed hotels for the last 3 days, and we ended up in the Bayswater/Notting Hill area, and the whole time we were just wandering the streets of Bayswater, not knowing how close Notting Hill was, and how ten times more posh our eating adventures could have been! Oh well! So when my cousin came to Bayswater to eat dinner with us, we ended up at the most terrible steak house ever, but it was the only place open at 10pm for my cousin to get his protein on.
Special Sauce!!! :X