Wednesday, Sept. 8
The past few days have been busy. We headed over to the Pied Bull for a proper English dinner on our first full day. It’s like Thanksgiving supper, but every Sunday afternoon. That night we also hit up some Bingo – we all lost even though we were playing competitively.
On Monday we went to Liverpool and shopped in the new Liverpool One area – the space by Albert Docks, which has undergone some amazing construction. Matt was pretty thrilled about shopping with a group of girls for the afternoon.
On Tuesday Matt and I went to York. It was beautiful; the city is built within stone walls and features York Minster right in the middle – it’s the largest gothic cathedral in Northern Europe. Unfortunately, a lady put milk in my coffee so I was really sick for the afternoon – the whole thing was even worse considering we paid 44 pounds each for a train ticket (that works out to about 80 Canadian, each).
And today was one of the best days. We went to the Lake District – it’s an area up north that is known for its lakes – obviously – and it’s where Peter Rabbit was written.
We rented a boat and went around Windermere Lake to Wray Castle. It was amazing! While the castle wasn’t open to the public we still ventured the grounds.
After visiting the world of Beatrix Potter we went home and had a gigantic feast with the gang – all prepared by Matt!
The evening was topped off with a Jersey Shore episode – what a way to end the day.
It doesn’t feel like Matt and I are backpacking just yet. We’ve been so lucky to have our friends carting us around town and acting as our personal tour guides. It’s been an amazing start to our trip.