Saturday, December 1, 2012

The Great British Road Trip

Since our first visit to the UK Matts has been begging to see Hadrian's Wall.  It IS the northern most border of the Roman Empire and it IS very Romany. The only problem is that it IS also 5-6hrs from London.  Needless to say, it didn't pan out for the short 4wks we were here in the sunny, warm, beautiful Summer.  But, being the die-hard Roman fans we weren't about to let a little cold and wet deter us.  Plus, all the damp, drizzling rain and frigid wind really contributed to the ambiance. 

With Reed handing off NFC to the new lead, Thanksgiving and 2 birthdays led to Reed taking a WEEK off work and us venturing out to explore this pretty green island where we live.  

First stop...
Nottingham and Sherwood Forest
The home of Robin Hood

The boys acquired the beginnings of our royal armory.

It was a hit!

Sherwood Forest was fantastic and we could've spent hours there.  Unfortunately, around 3:45pm it started to get dark and unfortunately/fortunately there were just too many wonderful places for little boys to hide in.  So, we counted heads and headed off to spend the night in Leeds.
*All credit for this trip has to go to Reed.  For some reason, I just couldn't get my act together and plan/research for it.  Luckily Reed stepped in and it was FANTASTIC!*

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