"We're gonna be feeling this tomorrow."
Happy belated Independence Day America! Rather than stay in London, we all spent the holiday weekend out in the beautiful countryside of Southwest England.
I mean just look at this...
Honestly, no pictures can do this scenery justice. Our first stop that morning was Avebury, where we walked a mile from the road up to an ancient burial site at the top of the hill.
The wind was in our hair, clouds were rolling by, and cows were lounging in the fields.
Unfortunately they weren't as impressed to see us.
Ahhh that sweet smell of fresh country air!
Hello West Kennet Long Barrow! This is me standing on top of the burial mound. It's the oldest monument at Avebury and the largest of 14 in the area. Fingers crossed that I didn't disrupt any crazy spirits.
Adventuring on, we stumbled up Silbury Hill (and boy was that a hike) to the world's largest henge, Avebury Stone Circle.
These large stones weigh tons and continue on across the entire field. Built around 2,400BC, the overall structure once held 100 standing stones possibly arranged to monitor solar movements.
The farmer's numbered sheep guided our way.
Our next stop of the day was the quaint seaside town of Lynmouth.
This little city was inspiration for many 19th century writers and artists including Shelley, Coleridge, and Hazlitt.
This is the view of the impressive cliff from the base of the town.
The boats waiting for the tide to roll in
Back at our hotel after a long day on the road out west! Next up, I set out to explore King Arthur's ruined castle as well as Merlin's cave...