Rain, rain, and more rain

Trip Start Dec 19, 2007
Trip End Apr 16, 2008

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Monday, December 24, 2007

We've covered a lot of ground over the last few days and have been too busy to make an entry. On the 21st we took a trip up to Manchester to visit the sacred theatre of dreams, home to Manchester United aka Old Trafford. This building was amazing but the dressing rooms and players lounge were surprisingly no better than the change rooms in GP. Sad really. Howerver the players bar was fully loaded. That's what it's all about. Our tour guide was a Liverpool fan though, must have slipped through the screening stage.

The next day we took a trip to Ironbridge, a small little english town home to the first iron bridge built by Thmas Telford. It took forever to get out there since a milk truck had flipped over and shut down one of the major highways. Our first into to back country English lanes. These roads are basically one and a half lanes wide yet cars get by a decent speeds. First couple of times passing cars led to some serious ass clenching. The drivers here seem to be much more trusting of each other than back home. The bridge itself was pretty cool and dated back to 1777. That night we headed out to the pubs of Oswestry. This lead to a very late sleep in. Hangovers are apparently no diferent on this side of the Atlantic as ours. It's too bad. Anyways, we didnt't get up to much yesterday. Saw the birthplace of Charles Darwin, woohoo! We also picked up Wendy's sister from the train station and she's spending christmas with us.

Today we took a trip through northern Wales. We started off in Chester, an old roman city that has an intact roman wall surrounding the old city. Then we went to a marble church in Bodelwyddan that is home to 83 Canadian soldiers that were killed during the first world war. After that we went on to Conwy castle, an amazing postcard British castle. We finished the trip off with a drive through the Snowdonia region, home to world class adventure sports such as rock climbing and white water rafting. The weather was crap so we did neither.

Merry christmas to everyone
Gareth and Wendy
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