Today we traveled to Cardiff, which wasn’t a bad drive. We had some Fabulous Welshcakes (Jen, Noel, sorry guys–tried to buy you some but they would all have expired before we could have gotten them shipped to you) and took some photos around Mermaid Quay, the Pierhead Building, and the Millennium Centre. We staged an epic battle in front of the Millennium Centre, to the bewilderment of our fellow tourists, so that we could get an interesting picture for our friend Noel who asked for a photo of us in Cardiff. Then we checked into our B&B (a nice place on the other side of town) and walked around the City Centre, Bute Park, and the Alexandra Gardens, which for no reason we could discern was full of goth/punk teens. We spent ages trying to figure out if there was some sort of concert on tonight, but the only one we could find listed was a John Barrowman concert. Now, no offense to Barrowman, who I’m sure has his share of punk teen fans, but I wouldn’t have pegged them as his primary audience. I mean, “Copacabana” and “Rain on My Parade”? Oh well, the park full of punks will forever remain a mystery…
In a touristy shop across from Cardiff Castle we saw the World’s Largest Hand-Carved Wooden Love Spoon. It was pretty awesome. In another shop, specializing in gourmet foods and foreign snacks, we saw a box of Pop Tarts for £4.25. Yes. Almost $7 for an ordinary box of Pop Tarts.
For dinner we stopped in at a pub down the street where they forgot our order. But when the food finally arrived it was very good–some sort of mushroom pasta thing–and they were very sorry about the long wait, so we got free sodas. At this point we were exhausted because we are ancient, so we retired to our room to spend the rest of the evening lounging.
Tomorrow we head up into Northern Wales!
Today’s photo highlights: