Monday, May 26, 2008
May 26th - Liverpool
We stayed the night in Liverpool. After a cold shower the night before (but I'm having a GREAT time!), we had breakfast at (to my dismay) at McDonald's next door.
I think Jesse ate at the hotel in protest.
I overslept a bit and just had some coffee.
We started the morning out at Albert Docks to go to the Beatles Museum. About 1/3rd ways through the fire alarm went off and we had to evacuate the building. It wasn't long before they let us back in but I had decided to go to the loo during the break and Jesse and I got stuck behind a group of french teenagers on the way back in. (But we eventually got around them and back inside)
After the museum and touring the Beatles shop we had lunch and a pint at a restuarant on the docks. Then we took the Magical Mystery tour. It took us to all the cool places like where the fab four grew up and met for the first time and places they played at. It was cool to see Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields. Jesse is a total Beatles nut and he was eating it all up.
The tour ended at the Cavern Club which seems like a really awesome place to see a band at. I wished we could have stayed to hear some music - any music. It was a great venue. Dark and close and underground.
After the tour we had to go straight to the airport to catch a flight to Belfast. The flight was very short and we traveled between two layers of clouds which was very lovely.
When we touched down and stepped out of the airplane you could tell immediately you were in a different kind of place. The air smelled of agriculture... grass, dampness, sheep. It was heavenly.
I fell in love with Ireland from first sight.