I had the opportunity recently of traveling with five friends to England. Cheers! We rented two vehicles with steering wheels on the opposite side from those cars driven in Utah, or for that matter most cars of the world. My sister-in-law drove auto # 1 with her two friends as passengers, and I was the designated driver in auto # 2 with my two friends. We were on our way to the Cotswolds! We’d rented a 300 year old cottage with most of the expected necessities and oodles of charm. (I swear our private English garden came complete with pixies and Beatrix Potter bunnies). The Cotswolds is an enchanting area of England about 100 miles North West of London where one discovers lovely little villages with names like Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold.
It actually was a lovely way to meet the charming, gracious, and very funny British people. I think they sort of got a kick out of us too. There are things to learn from driving on the other side of the road and getting lost—a lot. One learns patience, and humor, and the value of good friends who laugh their heads off and don’t make you feel like an idiot when you’re going south and you think you’re going north. We actually found some very interesting and beautiful places during our misadventures. Maybe that’s the best lesson of all. Enjoy the journey!