Since going up and down to Upton, our pride and joy, and second home, has been standing rather idly on the drive, not that we’ve had much inkling to take it anywhere though, as it has rained almost non stop since we returned home at the beginning of April.
“Where do you fancy going fossil?”, T asks, as I’m standing looking out of the raindrop free window, in total disbelief at the shadows cast by the motorhome, from the hazy sunshine outside. “Do you fancy going somewhere for a cup of tea?” This may appear rather an odd thing to do, as we do have tea making facilities at home 😉 but there is something rather nice about going out somewhere and being totally self sufficient.
Grabbing some milk out of the fridge, and our waterproof coats (just in case), we jumped into the van and set off. First port of call was the local supermarket, to check the tyres and get some diesel. After filling up and paying for the fuel, I noticed T walking towards me, spitting on his hands, rubbing them together and smelling them, as he climbs in, he moans, “I stink of diesel” ………Ha ha, laughing, I asked him why he didn’t wash them in the bathroom 😆
We decided we’d go to Warwick for our cuppa. Parking up on a car park by the River Avon, we wandered across to see how fast it was flowing.
Walking through the town,we passed the Lord Leycester Hospital (shame about the picturesque roadwork signs). This has never been a hospital……
Walking around the corner we called into the wonderful museum, which was bursting at the seams with information and exhibits. The whole downstairs area was full of many amazing locally found fossils from the time when the area was underwater (with the rain we’ve had lately, I think we could be heading back to those times ;-)). There were two more rooms upstairs, one filled with exhibits of British wildlife, and the other with the history of man, complete with archeological finds dating back to the Stone Age.
We later called into a rather more modern establishment, bought a couple of cakes, and took them back to the van to have with our cuppa, before setting off on the eighteen miles back home.