Premier Inn Chester East
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We made it safe and sound. The flight was great and the taxi ride to the hotel was our first experience riding on the opposite side of the road. The highway signs said interesting things like 'welcome break ahead' and 'slow down now'. Our taxi driver had a thick accent but we could understand him. Our hotel is on an inner street not accessible by car so we were dropped off near ...
I snuck her back in the hostel for some breakfast and a little nap until we retreated downtown to checkout the sights. Her high class immediately kicked in requiring Starbucks Iced coffee, which they explained to her that they don’t have in England. She has so much to learn. :P
We went and checked out the Football museum and I let the embarrassment begin :P They had a station where you recorded your thoughts on video of why ...
On Wednesday the goal was to ride around 55km as this is about the daily distance next week. We started the morning by heading towards one of the parks in Manchester. We knew the park was on a hill but I hadn't quite mentally prepared myself for 8km slow constant climb. I made it to the top without walking! I am not a hill convert though I would rather go round a hill then up it :). After a while riding through the park we decided to head out ...
... to the top of the charts. The previous drummer was kicked out by John Paul and George - strawberry fields (John was taken to this park often as a child by his aunt and uncle, it was originally a orphanage) - the church where John and Paul met (John was performing at a local music festival and a mutual friend introduced them, John responded by asking Paul to play guitar, Paul passed his impromptu audition and history was made) - the Cavern Club where they ...
... So wise of the city fathers not to demolish these buildings which apparently sat empty and derelict for many years.
Of course it was late when we left, so we drove home through the rain in the peak hour traffic. It was only a quick visit to each city, but I really enjoyed my day. It was fabulous to see the settings of some the historical novels and costume dramas which have enthralled me all my life.
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