Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Goodbye Wales, Hello Birmingham
The Canal boat holiday had come to an end. Very special thanks to Dot and Derek for inviting us to spend this last week with them. We had a great time and really appreciate their hospitality.
Our rental car was due to collect us at 12.00pm, and we waited, and waited, and waited. Several phone calls later, a car finally arrived at 2.00pm to take us to Wrexham to complete the formalities. Our car was upgraded to a Mercedes Benz - just as well as we thought their service was woefully inadequate. The price of diesel is some what of a revelation for us Kiwi's. We thought is was dear at home but it is not as expensive as here in the UK.
We got a bit lost getting out of Wrexham, but the navigator did a sterling job and we were soon heading in the right direction. By the time we reached Birmingham it was peak hour traffic. Wonder where our hotel was? By a stroke of luck we entered Birmingham on the right road.
We drove to an interesting looking pub called "One and Two Halves" for our evening meal. This establishment offers a large variety of "2 for £10.00" meals. The scampi was delicious.
Then we headed back to the Quality Hotel Birmingham and our king size bed.