Yesterday we headed out the door very early for the 2.5 hour drive to Stonehenge. Everyone we know who has already been says that it is really awesome for about 3 minutes and then you get tired of looking at the rocks and then you just wanna go home. :)
They were pretty much right.
It was awesome.
It was soooo cool.
But in the end, it's just rocks and there's not much to do. I just wanted to sit down and read the guide book we bought, but it just wasn't going to happen. You'll see. :)
When we first arrived we were starving so we bought our tickets and then went to the little sandwich hut to grab a snack before we looked around. I grabbed a slice of pizza and everyone else got a sandwich. Colin had to share his, though.
With this guy:
If you are ever at Stonehenge and you see this bird, cover your sandwich and walk away. This sucker will LITERALLY swoop down and pluck the tomatoes right out of your sandwich. And then he'll drop the first one and come back at you 3 more times to try and grab another one. He is evil.
So, having learned our lesson, we left the kiosk and headed towards the ruins. :) Over 4,000 years old, Stonehenge is still a mystery. The place was cram packed full of tourists and we lost the kiddos in the crowd quite a few times. We had to chase Norah around for most of the hour we were there and it was a bit manic.
But totally worth it.
You can't actually walk up to the stones which is a bit disappointing, but since they fence it off at a decent distance, you can actually get some good photographs that are relatively tourist and stranger-free.
This pretty much sums up our trip. Norah was on the verge of breaking every rule on the premises every minute we were there.
This is about the time that we were done with it. Colin and I were tired of chasing the kids and the kids were less than impressed by our lack of knowledge on the place. Looks like we all need to sit down and read our guide books!
And I don't know if you can tell or not, but you can see in this photo that I permed my hair.
I got to the point a few weeks ago of hating my hair (you know...the dry, wispy, limp, sorta wavy thing that happens after you have 3 kids?) Yeah, so I got a perm. :)
And last but not least (no pun intended!): Norah's final tribute to Stonehenge.
Hope you enjoyed the photos! :)