30.06.2011 - 30.06.2011 58 °F
Narrow lanes, left lane driving, and crazy bus drivers was how our day began...at approximately 10:45 this morning we picked up our European rental car. They gave us a Ford Focus lol! We loaded up our luggage, hooked up the GPS, and I, Trisha Barstow, got behind the wheel to drive us to Stratford-upon-Avon. About a mile after leaving the rental car site, I came across my first roundabout and couldn't understand my GPS in time to take the correct exit. The GPS recalculated my route; however, while I was trying to get back to the roundabout I glanced to my left and realized that there was a huge double-decker London bus just millimeters away from my car! The bus driver soon revealed that he was purposefully inching the bus towards us by laughing hysterically at our frazzled expressions. After a few minutes of scarring the crap out of us, he finally waved us on to pass him. Two hours, twenty-four tic tacks, and three curb bumps later, we arrived at our beautiful hotel in Stratford-upon-Avon. Once we checked in and deposited our luggage into our room, we ventured down the adorable historic streets of Stratford where we saw various Shakespearean landmarks. We finished the night off by seeing an outstanding performance of Macbeth by the Royal Shakespeare Company and eating American pizza at The Sloppy Tomato!