I love how all of our little adventures usually start off with us waking up before the sun rises and literally running to catch a bus. Our trip to Stonehenge and Bath was no different, but we thankful made it to the Coach Station just in time to leave for Stonehenge!
It was about a 2 hour long bus trip West of London to get there. I really had no cares to go and would have preferred to have spent the whole day in Bath, but Daniel really wanted to go and it was part of the travel deal, so why not?
Our tour guide was named Nigel and didn't seem too excited to be spending his Saturday with us. His lack of humor was humorous, but we did learn some interesting facts about Stonehenge.
|View when our backs are to Stonehenge|
This is just a remnant of what it used to be, and about 1/2 of it is missing. Stonehenge started being built 3000 BC (although took several stages and centuries to complete), so some rocks have fallen, while others have been moved and used by other people that have inhabited the area in the past 5000 years.
|Me listening all about Stonehenge|
One last interesting tidbit: It is built in a way that the rising sun of the summer solstice is exactly 180 degrees from the setting sun of the winter solstice. Also, it is thought that the community used the placement of the sun on the stones as their calendar.
|Too cool for Stonehenge|
|For some reason, this picture cracks us up. It looks like I'm trying to sell the audio guide or a trip to Stonehenge or something. I look like a cheeseball!|
|That's better! I never thought I would need sunglasses!|
|Creepy...looks like the Stonehenge aliens made an appearance in our picture, too!|