We landed in the UK around 8:30PM local time (losing 2 hours) and were soon heading a way from the airport driving a new Mercedes E350 convertible, sweet ride. I had rented a small sub compact for $29 so the upgrade was a nice surprise with all the transportation challenges we had been having.
Should be a fun experience for Jake’s first time driving on the left side of the road.
Our hotel was only about 7 minutes from Stonehenge and that was a good thing as we had a 5:30AM appointment to enter the inner-circle of Stonehenge before the general public. With long underwear and layers of clothing we endured the cold and soaked in this pile of rocks, in the middle of a farmer’s field and loved every minute of it. There was a group of women chanting just off to the right that gave the place a mystical feeling as we watched the sun break over the horizon and through the massive rocks. It was something to have the place almost all to ourselves and the ability to be up close to the stone formations. This was much different than the first time I made the trip and was only allowed to see it from a path that encircles it along with a lot of other people. The guy who let us in said they get more then 5000 people per day. The best part was the smile on Jake’s face!