Monday, July 14, 2008

{day 12}

Today was our first full day in Stratford. We woke up early and walked to Shakespeare's birthplace where we took a tour of the house Shakespeare grew up in. It was fairly modest and very charming. We weren't allowed to take pictures inside, so I don't have very many to share.
After Shakespeare's birthplace we walked the THREE MILES (I wasn't happy) to Anne Hathaway's Cottage. It was a lot bigger than Shakespeare's house and had beautiful gardens all around it. There were daisies (my favorite flower) everywhere!

When we finished the tour of Anne Hathaway's we had to walk the THREE MILES (me = unhappy again) back to town. I went to the cutest little boutique - Aspire Style. It is so girly, frilly and fun! They have tons of cute accessories, including: big flower rings, cupcake (hand towel and tiny soap) gift sets, coin purses, ruffle umbrellas, etc. After shopping a little bit we went back to the B&B to freshen up for the play we were seeing later that evening. We saw Taming of the Shrew performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company. No one in our group really enjoyed it. It was performed very well - the actors were all outstanding, but the direction the director took the play was pretty dark and not at all comedic.

Since no one really enjoyed the play we were all ready to do something fun afterward! A big group of us went to The Golden Bee Pub. It was really fun because the place is huge, they have plenty of seating and the drinks are SO cheap!! All in all it was a fun day in the little town of Stratford.


felicia said...

Yay!!! Your pictures are so much fun and Aspire Style looks and sounds AMAZING!! Thanks for helping us all live vicariously!

Allen said...

Cool! Very clever... the "Places I've Been" section on the right.