Roaming around Manchester
Alistair, Jason, Emily, Alicia, and me
For 2 days, had the pleasure of visiting with 2 old friends and meeting their family. Jason and Emily came to STL 7 years ago when their scout troop met Matt's. I got to meet their siblings and parents and experience a bit of everyday English life (including some deeeeeeeeeeelicious meals)!
We went to Lichfield, an older town that has a lot of buildings from the 1500s. The Cathedral is gorgeous - older, darker stained glass that I loved. We walked around and there's lots of beautiful gardens. Some of the buildings are falling over because they weren't built on solid foundations so it's kind of funny to see them slanting.
One night, went out with Jason and some of his friends to a few English pubs and a club. The girls were really sweet and a few of them couldn't get over my accent. I dunno why b/c I think the English accent sounds so much more proper and eloquent and I feel like the American accent in comparison is so harsh. Anyway, had a good time until the taxi ride home which went around a few too many curves at high speeds...
The next day, we
took the train to Manchester and walked around. Nice areas with canals... supposedly the city claims it has more canals than Venice but I would argue that point. Ate a good ol' lunch at McDonald's - they're everywhere!
Overall, great time reconnecting with old friends and making new ones
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