Saturday, January 24, 2009
We didn't make it to Stonehenge and Bath this weekend. I think it was a mixture of cold weather, too much stuff packed in to one day and a a general lack of interest and excitement. We did make it to Bristol, though, and had loads of fun. We meet a bunch more English people, and learned a bunch more English sayings.
When we got into Bristol, Jules' two mates met us there and took us out to dinner. Their names were Nick and Tom, they were really great - and they watched Summer Heights High so we talked about that for a while. Jules and his friends loved showing us around. We all had a lot of fun together. We laughed the entire time. We ate our meals at some great restaurants, and I learned some new games that I will definitely be bringing back to Boston. We went to this cool club and got to hang out with the deejay. We stayed in a really nice hotel and I slept better last night than I have since I got here.
Oh, I saw my first Banksy in Bristol, too!
The photos are of Paddington Station.
One thing that I have been increasingly noticing about the British, especially after hanging with them all weekend, is that they live in the moment. They are quite laid back and are dead set on having as much fun as they possibly can. I can't tell you how many times I heard, "You only live once, Raychool." Even our British Culture Professor was lecturing us on seizing the day and making the most out of every solitary thing we do... and that really is the most amazing lesson to learn.