After driving the entire day away, we found ourselves in the town of Wantage, Oxfordshire.
After getting sufficiently lost and cornered in a Sainsbury’s parking lot, we asked a nice man in a Batman shirt driving a BMW if there was anywhere to stay. He offered to show us the way to a B&B, which was regrettably full, but he instead suggested the Bear Hotel in the centre of Wantage.
Also in the centre of Wantage is the statue dedicated to King Alfred the Great (born 849 AD) as he was born in Wantage.
Our hotel seems to be quite satisfactory (especially given the highly decent Wi-Fi that’s allowing me to post things finally) and we had dinner in the hotel restaurant, which is the best rated restaurant in the entire town.
After dinner, we returned to the room and I attempted to call my grandmother over FaceTime (Dear Apple, you may have your flaws, but free wifi calling is not one of them), only to have my mother plunge us into blackness when she turned off the hall light. Once we got everything sorted out, we had a lovely chat with the grandparents, who happen to be in Prague.
We wandered around the centre of Wantage after that, through the church grounds and around the market square.
For being a rather small town, they do have quite a few pubs all within a block of each other. Like, seven on the main square. We still have yet to enter a pub, to the chagrin of my lovely other father, who sent us a series of disappointed emojis after we told him that.