June 23, 2016
We took a bus for a day at Stratford-Upon-Avon and arrived at approximately 10:00 A.M. After breakfast I took off to explore the town. I went into shop after shop looking for something for my grandson and finally found a tee-shirt to my liking – Shakesbear!
I explored for some time and before I realized it was nearing time to meet for the performance of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” I had discovered the Public Library, which was a Carnegie Library. Then I began to search for the tour bus I had originally intended to take and only had time to reach the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and the performance. We were to meet there at 1:00 pm. I purchased a ticket for the tour bus, since I am renowned for my issues with directions! Actually, though, I only had time to reach the RST and find my seat.
The performance was really enjoyable, especially as I was able to observe and partially overhear the reactions of two little girls sitting to my left. They were somewhat disappointed in the play as a whole, but some of their comments were priceless!
On the way to the bus for the return trip home I managed to find a bit of food. Since we were leaving at a time when traffic was extremely congested, our return trip took much longer than the drive out. Everyone was happy to see our dorms even though a good day was had by all as we celebrated Shakespeare’s death year.