Thursday, April 14, 2011

Two Wonders...

We are still alive...just been busy with life but we hope to catch you up on some of our latest adventures!  We experienced two great wonders in one day...Leah driving in England and Stonehenge!  We are not sure what was more awe-inspiring, that no one was injured (not even the car) or that we saw some crazy big rocks that no one can explain. 

After seven years of marriage, Jared and I have learned what triggers our fights, and number 1 on that list is Jared's driving.  So with that being said, I'm the driver and he's the just works best.  Although I'm comfortable with driving in America, it's a totally different ballgame in England.  The steering wheel is on the right side of the car and you drive on the left side of the road...just think about that for a minute.  Also, there are no 4-way stops in England, only roundabouts that can be super confusing.  But with the help of some awesome YouTube videos the night before, we felt confident that we were ready for the road!

We hired (that's British for rented) a car and picked up our dear friends Katie and Jordan for our first ever England road trip.  We were armed with Crystal Light, Gushers and aluminum foil.  Odd combination you might think but all three are essential to see the "Henge" in style (you'll soon learn more about the foil).

Check out my nervous smile, strained neck and white knuckles...just a tad uptight!  Also, do my eyes look closed?!?
One more roundabout and we're there!

I had some excited passengers!!!
We topped a hill and there they were, some big rocks out in a pasture, right next to the grazing sheep.  Interesting.

You can't get real close to the rocks but it is awe-inspiring to see just how big they really are!

We listened intently to the guide that gave us several different theories of why Stonehenge is Stonehenge.
We were quickly bored with the recordings and horrible music so we decided to dig deeper into the Alien Theory, that one sounded the most interesting.  Luckily we had brought our foil!  We made our hats in hopes of connecting with Alien powers so they could enlighten us about these big rocks.

Unfortunately no contact was made, but we did get a few chuckles out of the Stonehenge staff.  Did I mentioned that these two boys go to Oxford and Katie is PA school bound.  Me, well, this silliness is a perfect example of my normal behavior!

Although Stonehenge cannot be explained, it was still an amazing sight.  Another adventure we will never forget!

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