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Jul 8, 2011 - Jane Austen Day

During our very long car ride extremely early this morning (we passed Stonehenge on the way!) I was pondering the reasons why it was so important to me to go where I was going. Why does it matter if I see the places that Jane Austen lived, and where she died, and where she was laid to rest? I have read about all of these places, and seen pictures of them, and heard the accounts of friends who have been there; why does it make a difference if I personally travel 3,000 miles to see these places myself? The answer is, I have no idea, but it...

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