Saturday, May 31, 2008

More On Stonehenge...

There seems to be a lot on Stonehenge in the media right now, great time for us to be visiting.

Here is a clip from the Today Show on May 31st:

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Having Fun and Learning In London

We certainly plan to have as much fun as possible on our trip to England. But it is also important to keep in mind that this is trip is intended to be an educational experience as well. London and southern England has thousands of years of historical and literature connections that we will explore while we are there. Our trips to historical sights and our nights at the theatre will give us some wonderful experiences.

One location that many will be excited for us to visit is the ancient site of Stonehenge. Stonehenge is one of the most recognizable ancient sites in the world, but little is still known about it and archaeological investigations continue to give us more information on the history of the people who built the site. On Sunday, June 1 at 9pm the National Geographic Channel will be showing some of the latest discoveries on a documentary called Stonehenge Decoded. I encourage you to watch the program so you may be informed about the site before we visit.

See a clip from the show here:
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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

London Weather

The weather in England in June (much like the rest of the year) is very unpredictable, so you will want to be prepared for anything. The average high is 68 F and average low is 55 F, but that does not mean that we could not also see some much colder or hotter weather. On average there is 11 days of rain (but it is common in London to have a brief passing shower and the rest of the day cloudy or even sunny). In all likelihood, the weather in London in mid-June will be similar to what we are currently experiencing in late April and early May here in Maryland (this year has been cooler and wetter than usual).

So, clothing recommendations? A light water-proof jacket is a must (and a small umbrella is not a bad idea either). You may be able to wear shorts on a few days, but bring a pair of jeans for those cooler days and evenings. A combination of short sleeve and long sleeve shirts is a good idea. Bring something nice for the nicer dinners and our theatre performances. And, most important, bring some comfortable walking shoes.

See the weather widget at the bottom of the page to keep an eye on the weather between now and the time we leave. You should also check the 10 day forecast for London before leaving.