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Saturday, July 16, 2011


The other day our class took a day trip by coach to Stratford, the town where William Shakespere was born, lived, and is buried. Originally we had planned to visit the Shakespere library as a group, but unfortunately we were unable. So instead we were able to tour the city on our own until 7pm when we had tickets to see a lost play of Shakespere's, Cardenio.

During the day I went with a few fellow classmates on a walking tour of the city. We walked along the river, such a beautiful setting to spend the day. Many people were rowing in boats and walking along the river as well. Just being in such a beautiful setting made the day trip there worth it. I would have to say it is probably the prettiest place I have ever been.

During our trip we also went shopping. There are so many little shops along the streets that we could not help but spend some money while we were there! Of course, being girls we ended up spending a little too much money, but we got some cute clothes! Along the store fronts we happened upon a public library. Although it was not the one we orignially intended on touring, we were able to look around and observe. Afterwards we headed to the Shakespere library, but it had already closed for the day. We had heard it closed at 5pm, but it had closed before 4:30. A little disappointed, we headed back through the town and grabbed some dinner before the show.

The show put on by the Royal Shakespere Company and it was FANTASTIC! I truly enjoyed every minute of it. It was also nice that the story is not very well known; I was able to be surprised by the events that took place. Overall, our day trip to Stratford was fabulous and I hope to make it back there someday. Throughout the visit we were able to see Shakesperes birthplace and his gravesite. I really enjoyed my visit here and I had a great time with some friends.

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