Romford to Nottingham

Today we drove from Romford to Nottingham via Cambridge. Apparently TomTom irritates my Dad as it keeps beeping about traffic cameras. He decided that my mother should co-navigate with TomTom which drove me crazy.

At any rate, we stopped in Cambridge and went for a guided tour via punt. It was actually quote busy, but quite relaxing and informative. I'd highly recommend it to anyone. You just kick back, put the feet up, and listen to the guide tell you about each of the colleges on the tour.

From there we told TomTom to go to Nottingham via the shortest route, rather than the fastest, which was kind of neat. We saw a ton of little English towns that we'd never have seen otherwise. Narrow streets, with stone and brick buildings, roofed with everything from thatch to tile. It was really pretty cool. Some of the roads though, well… I'll admit that I wasn't much of a fan of them. Passing oncoming traffic on a one lane road at 50MPH is a little nutty in my opinion.

At any rate, we made it safely to Nottingham and had a great visit with my Uncle and Aunt. Tomorrow we're planning on being up and out the door by 9:30 AM on our way to Edinburgh. Hopefully I'll have WIFI there in the B&B that we're staying at.

Oh yeah… and happy birthday to my brother Brian too!

5 thoughts on “Romford to Nottingham

  1. You Americans, you just don't know how to drive roads.

    When Damon Longworth came over for the 2006 Conference, I put him up for a few days and took him to see some sights. We were driving along perfectly normal English country roads, and poor old Damon kept hitting the brakes. Unfortunately for him, they were on my side of the car.

    You guys would be hopeless in continental cities, they drive huge vehicles into the tiniest spaces over ther.

  2. Who is American?

    We're getting a bit more used to it today. I'm was less startled by the sound of hedge trimming today than I was yesterday. 😉

  3. You're American. Canada is part of North America, and the 51st state 🙂

    Thanks for reminding me that my hedge needs cutting 🙁

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