England Trip
Day 11 June 28, 2002
By Dan, Mary Jane and Scotty Hyde

June 28, 2002 Stratford-Upon-Avon - William Shakespeare Country

Our day begins with a trip to Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare's town. We're in Stratford-upon-Avon early in the morning, before the tourist crowds arrivew. Dan takes photos of a statue of a jester (with quotations from Shakespeare's plays about jesters on the base) and of Jan, Scotty and me in front of William Shakespeare's birthplace and in front of some shops.

I spot "As You Like It," a little coffee shop, so Jan and I dip into the shop for a "take-away" (British phrase for "take-out") coffee to share as we brouse. In a little shop, we buy a red collector-model "Smart Car" for Scotty. and a white tee top with "Mind the Gap" (famous warning about the gap between the train and platform on "Tube" stops) on the front for Dan. Jan buys me and herself navy blue tee tops with the British flags (Union Jack and the red-and-white soccer flag) design.

Image of Stratford-Upon-Avon

Entrance to Marks and Spencer store in Stratford-Upon-Avon

Image of Stratford-Upon-Avon

Half-timbered Store Fronts in Stratford-Upon-Avon

Image of Stratford-Upon-Avon

Jan, Scotty and MJ shopping in Stratford-Upon-Avon

Image of Scott next to Armour.

Scott next to Suit of Armour in Stratford-Upon-Avon

Image of
William Shakespeare's Birthplace

William Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford-Upon-Avon

Image of Statue of Jester

Statue of Jester

We drive out to Shottery to tour Anne Hathaway's cottage. (Anne Hathaway was William Shakespeare's wife.)

Image of Ann 
Hathaway's Cottage.

Anne Hathaway's Cottage
William Shakespeare married in 1582 Anne Hathaway when he was 18 and she was 24.

Image of Ann Hathaway's Cottage

Detail of roof of Anne Hathaway's Cottage

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