May 14, 2002
food and Music
Whew, hard to believe it's been a week already. We've decided we're
something of the travelling American freak show. Everywhere we go
we're trotted out and entertain over much libation, food and music.
The most intense was Saturday night in Edinburgh, Scotland when
we were invited to a private Rugby club disco/karaoke evening. But
we digress. Back down in England in Manchester visiting Dawn's family
now. The amount of rain this island can absorb is difficult to comprehend.
The amount of beer these people can absorb is even more of a conundrum.
We promise to have more detailed text soon. In the mean time, enjoy
Saturday, May 11th, 2002 – Today is the first day we saw the
sun since we got here, and of course we are leaving to go north
to Edinburgh, Scotland. Stopped on the way at Holy Island, which
is reachable by car when the tide is out. There is a Priory there,
as well as a castle, and the island has a lot of religious history
being that it is the first place that Christianity was brought to
England. It is a very beautiful and fascinating island. Continued
north to Edinburgh and met up with our friend, Rob, who used to
play soccer with Marcus in Austin, TX. Went sightseeing and saw
the castle and looked around at the beautiful old city. Turns out
Dawn's dad lived here some years ago doing an internship. That night
went out to the local rugby club and saw how much the Scottish really
can drink. Whew!
Sunday, May 12th, 2002 – Hurting that morning, it took a while
to get moving. Went back downtown to a museum we spotted while walking
yesterday and went to a Star Wars exhibit. It was totally awesome
with models, original costumes, and history of how they did the
languages and different sound effects. Hard to believe what an electric
razor on the inside of a salad bowl can do. Traveled south back
to England and headed to Huddersfield where Dawn’s family
lives. The entire family was there to greet us and served a fantastic
spread of food!