Week 109 – 110 – Around the U.K.

Started with my new company a couple of weeks back, spending 2 weeks in the U.K. visiting their offices and jobsites. Ended up spending a lot of time on the train for three offices and one jobsite and didn’t see much. Luckily one office was near Manchester so I was there for a weekend – got over to Liverpool for Saturday night at the Cavern Club (where Beatles started) which was awesome – $4 to get in to watch various bands playing 1960’s music, $6 beers, then $20 to go further into the Cavern Lounge where a Beatles tribute band was playing. First the mop top look, then the psychedelic songs.


The actual place where bands played in the 1960’s was at least 4 flights of stairs below the street. Truly a Cavern. I do not know the story of the guy on the left (maybe Pete Best), but the morale of the story is “don’t rock the boat -listen to the two smart guys”. Its ok to be Ringo.

Truly should be on your bucket list if you go to the U.K.

Band line up – Beatles, Rolling Stones, Queen – and Billy Bob Thornton? WTF

On Sunday, I had planned to do the Oasis “Experience Tour” back in Manchester – but it only ran every other week. Then I went to the Old Tratford for the Manchester United Museum and Stadium experience – but it was closed but the time I got there at 4pm. Then to Chinatown for the worst Chinese food ever – so I have to rate Liverpool way better to visit.


Although I stayed in Bath 4 nights – only made it out once for dinner and a walk in the morning before a train ride. To clairify, I happenned to walk by the Jane Austen center…but did post that I was upset that I missed tea and the walking tour – that was sarcasm.

No longer Karoke – but Jane Austen Walking Tours
Royal Crescent
Pulteney Bridge
Bath Abbey

Was nice to be a place where I felt somewhat at home and they almost spoke my language.

Travel Update

Cast off when I got back to USA. Not good – probably surgery

After literally 25,000 miles – my first encounter with a major steps with one arm and luggage. My last train stop in Chippenham. Found out later that a lift was available in another part of the station.

Back in the USA now – heading to Harrisburg, PA, Summit, NJ, and Albany NJ next week – very exciting. Won’t be back in UK/Europe for about a month.

On a technology note – I was given choice of any phone. Stuck with Samsung and Android pictures from S6 better than my new camera.

From Week 109 and 110 – Around the U.K.. Posted by JC Travels on 2/29/2016 (16 items)


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