In an attempt to explore some of the areas closer to our home here in Richmond, we decided to head to Bath UK for a weekend get away. On our way there we took a little detour and went to see Stonehenge which is only about an hour and a half from where we live. Stonehenge itself is not all that exciting. There are huge rocks in the middle of a huge open field. When we were driving there the GPS literally showed a single road with absolutely nothing on either side. The quote of the morning definitely went to Ryan, who said " Awww man!! We drove here to see rocks!"
What is impressive about Stonehenge is the story and history behind it. When you read about how long it has been there, how it got there and the phases in which it was completed...that's what makes it impressive! Here are a few links that will help explain it's history.
We hopped back in the car and drove another 45 minutes to Bath. Love, Love, Love Bath!! Adorable city with amazing shops, architecture, history and food!!! Bath is a city in the county of Somerset in south west England. It is situated 97 miles west of London. The city was first established as a spa by the Romans in AD 43. They built baths and a temple on the surrounding hills of Bath in the valley of the River Avon around the hot springs. Here is a link with more history of the city. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bath,_Somerset
What I loved most about Bath is that it is such a small, walkable city. You can absolutely get lost in it's history and beauty. I took the time to go see the Roman Baths, The Jane Austen Centre and do some shopping, while Keith and the kids spent a few hours playing at Royal Victoria Park Playground. Great, great weekend!!
Jane Austen Centre
Here are some amazing views of the countryside on our drive home.