For reasons of cost (I suspect), we would always stay in the middle of (or just west of the middle of) nowhere. This meant day trips, sat in the car with a bag between my sister and myself, defining our territory.
Tip for parents: This works moderately well.
Wherever we were going, no matter how crazily early we would set off in the morning, we would always arrive at 11am. Without fail. It is perhaps my least favourite time to arrive anywhere these days, and I do wonder if the two points are related.
As a result, we never got to see medieval villages in their full splendour. They should really only be seen empty (as here) or full of medieval peasants.
Medieval peasants are few and far between, these days.
Posted by Douglas
December 15, 2003 11:24 AM
Your tip is only good when:
1 <= siblings <= 2
if, siblings > 2
Then mayhem results.
Of course you can counteract this by having a vehicle that seats 6 or more (obviously you need to have less siblings than than the number of seats available) but back in the days when we (and by we I mean my family) were forced to go on trips with the parents (they made us listen to Radio 4 too) the kind of vehicle with 6 or more seats was rare. Or a minibus.