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Lesson: Hadrian's Wall and Central England
Setting the scene:
Dad drives the rental car farther into central England, with the intention of enjoying
a peaceful countryside.
Likewise, the family hopes to visit a few historical sites. First stop is at
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Well now, I never
expected to see a canal and barges
here at Stratford-upon-Avon. Isn't this supposed to be where Shakespeare came from?
Yes. In fact, we should be able to spot
his home somewhere on this street.
Just a sec there.
I bet that's the Shakespeare house.
Whadaya [What do you] think?
I think that is a good bet, Mel.
to explore the town. Later, they enjoy watching a Shakespeare play at the renovated Globe Theater.]
Thanks, Dad. I really liked that! "Taming of the Shrew" probably is my favorite Shakespeare play.
I enjoyed it, too. What say we all
grab a bite before bedtime?
Count me in. But, we better eat
before I zonk out.
[Early the next morning, after a
breakfast, the family drives to the Scottish border.
They meet Ian, a friendly local farmer.]
May I help you chaps? You look lost.
Not exactly, however, we are trying to reach a place called
Well, Missy. It's just around the next bend in this road. I have a small farm a
wee bit from the Wall.
If you want to bum a ride,
maybe you can show us the way.
Eh? Oh, jolly good.
Perhaps I can squeeze into the front seat. That way I can see better.
I'll scoot over and give you room.
[Dad continues until they reach a section of the ancient
Here we are. This is one of the best preserved segments of the wall.
Hey, I think this is where
Hollywood filmed the movie
" Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves."
I want picture of Wes on it.
Make sure you get my best side. In fact,
take a picture of me with Caesar.
Enough grandstanding, Wes.
We need to saddle up and go to the next location.
Time's a wasting.
That's right. We're driving to Scotland
and see Loch Ness and Edinburgh. Thank
you for helping us, Ian.
My pleasure. I hope you all have a good trip.
[The family continues its vacation into Scotland. Click here to see the following story: