Road trip!

December 28, 2013

Robert bought a new boot lid, (trunk lid), for his new experimental mini on Ebay.UK. So we jumped into the mini, (what else would we drive to another mini enthusiast’s?), and we drove 42 miles away to Old Stratford to pick it up.
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Beautiful day for a road trip. We started off on the A40 (it’s a highway) but soon left the tall banks of the A for the scenic, smaller country roads.
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Today was perfect with that silvery, low, cold winter light.
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We chose smaller roads,
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then lanes, driving from tiny village to tiny village
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we peeked thru every gate,
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We appreciated each village church,
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And we were very careful to share the road.
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We got lost once…
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…OK twice…
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…and we drove thru some flooded marsh lands which splattered the windshield and broke a fuse which cut the fuel pump and the indicators. Suddenly Robert was without power. We coasted to a stop and Robert rewired the fuel pump, started the mini and…
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…cleaned off the windshield so I could take some more photos. 😀 (Love that man)
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We found our destination, got the boot lid and turned round and headed for home under beautiful Buckinghamshire skies.
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We drove on till we got to Oxfordshire…
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…crossed the Thames and we were home.
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Lovely day 😀

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5 Comments

  • Reply Galen December 28, 2013 at 8:51 am

    Sorta reminds me of a few of the road trips taken by Richard and Hyacinth Bucket!!! Thanks Veronica… for taking us along. I love road trips like this…

    • Reply Veronica December 28, 2013 at 11:05 am

      Lol Galen, Robert was doing a Victor Meldrew impression to my Hyacinth Bouquet!!! 😀

  • Reply Nancy @ A Rural Journal December 29, 2013 at 4:18 am

    Beautiful! Love how Robert was able to save the day and then you just kept on to your destination. 🙂

  • Reply Sara v January 7, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    Wow, that was a lovely day! Thank you so much for sharing it–love that sky-light!! 🙂

    • Reply Veronica January 10, 2014 at 1:21 am

      It was so lovely! I love road trips. 🙂

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