De Vere Village Hotel, Liverpool
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... we head out to explore.
We just got back from walking around the area near our apartment. We had dinner and the hostess recognized our accents and told us that she has family in Alberta and it turned out that our waitress was from Ontario!!! We needed a travel adaptor for the computer and met the nicest guy ever at the Apple store. He even looked up an ...
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 ...
... the very top. The views from the top were amazing, it is way higher than anything else in the city. We then walked to St Luke's church in the city centre. This church was hit by a incendiary bomb during the WWII blitz and the entire inside was destroyed, but left all of the walls intact. It is surrounded by a lovely garden and the inside has also been allowed to become green and filled with wild gardens. It makes for a large contrast between seeing the ...
... huge number of people come to visit at that time (35,000, we heard), then the place shuts down for awhile, probably to clean up and give the staff a needed break. So our whole trip was basically constructed around the 6:15 am visit we were able to book 3 months before, at Dan's request.
There were over 20 of us from all over the world who finally (seems like they gave us a big window to get there, we could have slept in a few more ...
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