Monday, June 16, 2008
Heathrow to Bury St. Edmunds
Sorry we didn't get to write last night. We didn't get the internet connection up until this morning. Yesterday we took an early morning tube ride our to Heathrow airport in order to pick up our rental car. The lady at the counter gave us a pretty neat little upgrade; Peugeot 307cc (convertable). We drove out to see our (parents) friends John and Annie who live out in the country just north of London where we will be staying for a couple of days.
We had a couple wrong turns here and there but driving over here is like riding a bike, once you done it once or thrice, it comes right back to you. I had no issues with other drivers or figuring out how/where to go.
Once we arrived we all went out to lunch at the local pub which is apparently a fairly common Sunday tradition. It was a very large meal and that was all we needed for the rest of the day really. John took us in one of his old cars (1935 Talbot something or other) which was really impressive. They are taking that car on a road trip through France next month. Most of the cars he collects turns out are off other places but I'm going to take some pictures of different cars he has in case anyone cares. They are pretty neat.
From there on out we just lounged around the house and talked all night about all kinds of thing. Today we are getting a slow start and about lunch time we will head into Newmarket for a wander around town to see how the locals operate. More pictures to come today.