Setting Off on the Wrong Side of the Road

Often, when we rent a car on one of these trips, I put myself as an additional driver even though I know the chances of me actually driving the car are virtually nil.  When we rent a car in England, I don’t even make eye contact with the guy behind the rental counter when he asks if we want to put an extra driver on the contract.

Saturday, October 12 (happy 91st birthday, mom).  At 9:40 a.m., we bade Hove goodbye in our VW Jetta a car that doesn’t seem that big in the US but somehow manages to expand to enormous proportions when you have to try to keep in the left lane of roadways.  By 10 a.m., Michael and I had fingers and knuckles so white that I thought we were both suffering from attacks of Reynaud syndrome.  But, as time and the miles rolled on, my digits returned to their normal rosy pink.  I can’t speak for Michael’s.

We did make it safely to our destination near Penhallow, Cornwall by 4:20 p.m. with nary a close call to our names but we were exhausted.  We scarcely had the strength to lift wine glasses to our mouths to celebrate our safe arrival at Lambriggan Court.

Michael, Jetta and Lambriggon Court.

Michael, Jetta and Lambriggon Court.

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One Response to Setting Off on the Wrong Side of the Road

  1. Claire christensen says:

    Cornwall driving tests every nerve in your body. Say hello to Nigel and Sue for us. Sue called today to say they are looking forward to your visit.
    By the way Michael, you look a lot like Sean Connery in this pic.
    Love, d and c

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