A quote from a young English boy at Dickens' World.
05.07.2011 - 05.07.2011 70 °F
This morning we ventured out into the city of Rochester with the main goal of stepping out of our 21st century world and going back in time to the Victorian Era. As we pulled into the parking garage to Dickens’ World, we searched up and down for parking regulation signs to ensure that we would not receive another boot. We even questioned the receptionist at Dickens’ World to make certain that we would not get a parking ticket. Once positive that we had parked in a public parking lot, we entered into 19th century London.
In Dickens’ World, we viewed various shows/plays, went through a Dickens’ haunted house that included Scrooge and the spirits from “The Christmas Carol,” and rode a wet boat ride that took us through the Victorian streets of London. We also found some interesting teaching materials in the Curiosity Gift Shop. However, the most intriguing part of our day was a young English boy, about age 5, who we had the privilege to sit next to during the performance of Oliver Twist. This little gentleman spoke to us as soon as we sat down. He raved about the Haunted House in the most proper language we had ever heard. Needless to say, we greatly enjoyed our 20 minute conversation with this small child.
Upon leaving Dickens’ World, we spent our afternoon visiting Rochester Castle and Leeds Castle. By the early evening we had finished up our Rochester itinerary plans and decided to relax by going to the movies. We saw Bad Teacher which was not exactly what we expected. Our night ended with spaghetti carbonara from the hotel restaurant. We are looking forward to heading back to London tomorrow.