I was very excited to get to Stoke upon Trent, the pottery mecca of the United Kingdom. I have heard of this place. This is where the pottery was made by hand and then sent around the country in the canals on long skinny boats pulled by horses that trotted along the side of the canal. A bit disappointing as in the way of the world the manufacturing has gone the way of Asia. There was still a Pottery Museum. The kids LOVED the museum. Why, you may ask. The highlight of the museum was the history of the toilet. We have never seen such toilets. The bizarre and the beautiful and of course the giant toilet rolls.