Thursday, January 5, 1989

Land of Shakespeare ...

J.P. and I woke up a bit later than we had hoped (9 a.m.), but we were still in good shape for keeping on our travel plans for the day, which was to find us eventually arriving in Stratford-Upon-Avon.

We got the flat cleaned up, then called Liz from a public phone (she had been trying to get a hold of us, but the line to her brother's flat was not connected.) She came over to inspect the place, only to dirty up the carpet we had just cleaned. Thanks Liz!

Once we got the proper approvals from Liz, we all walked to the bus station, and from there rode to Ashton station, and then caught another bus to Manchester Piccadilly. There we caught the train to Birmingham New Street Station, then had to take a walk to Moor Street Station, where we had a 50 minute wait. So we got to spend a little less than an hour in Birmingham.

From there, we caught the train to Stratford-upon-Avon. We had no problems finding a Bed & Breakfast here, as we went to one that was also a pub, located very close to the train station. How convenient, all around!

After we unpacked, we explored the town at night, taking a look at the Royal Shakespeare Theater (pictured), then eating dinner at a Poppins. We returned to the room after a bit, then each took much needed baths. Next we went downstairs to the pub for a pint and some pool, then retired to the room to read and watch some TV... a movie called "The Carey Treatment" starring James Coburn. I finished reading "Thunderball," then went to bed.

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