Stonehenge and Salisbury-accidentally hopping on graves
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Today we took a bus up to Stonehenge and Salisbury. While lots of people say they're unimpressed by this "pile of stones," the history that came with it was quite fascinating. What I loved even more though, was the small town of Salisbury. This old style English town is full of charm, and is beautiful as well.
I wasn't sure how a 2 hour tour could be done of one church besides in the Vatican, but the guide managed to do it. The cathedral had the oldest working clock, which was pretty cool-apparently it has only ever stopped once since it was made, when it needed to be cranked. The cathedral itself was incredible, but somehow I managed to do something dumb in this holy place. In the courtyard there's grass with square stones in it. I saw a sign in the grass, but with my excitement at all the pictures I was getting, I just assumed that the sign said "stay off the grass," as I have seen many signs like this in restoration areas. Nope. As I was hopping from stone to stone to stay off the grass, "out of respect for the church" I hear a "Christine! Stop stomping on the graves!" Oh no. How terribly embarassing! Not to mention I felt terrible.