Thursday, 10 June 2004

Thursday, June 10, 2004

Two big days of sight seeing!

Yesterday Jay, Katie, Dale, and I went to Caerphilly Castle and Castell Coch.

Caerphilly castle was nice but there wasn't a whole lot to see. We wandered around Caerphilly awhile afterwards and had a big shock when we had to pay 10P to use the toilets! (It's almost as bad as having to RENT shopping carts at Morrisons.) Then we braved Dale's crazy driving to go to Castell Coch. (It's much easier to type Coch than it is to say it.. Btw, "castell" is castle in Welsh and "coch" is red.)

We had the most fun in Castell Coch. (I'm sure Lord Bute didn't mind us trying out his bed. Lol.) Honestly, the best way to keep us out is to NOT put up a sign that says "Stay out." Mwah ha ha.

We even got ice cream before we left. Lucky us. Lol. Afterwards, Dale treated us all to dinner at Harvesters in Pontypool. It was a lovely restaurant and the food was good but the service was absolutely terrible. We had to wait almost five minutes to get seated and then another thirty minutes before we could order our food.

It got so bad that Jay called and asked the manager if we could get some service at our table. Lol. The bad thing is is that he never came over! We had to grab a waitress as she went to help another table. Then they put another bunch of people at the table behind us. To watch us probably. Lol. But we got to have sundaes to finish off so it was all good....

Today was another long day. We went to Chepstow Castle and Museum and Tintern Abbey and Raglan Castle. Jay decided to stay in the car and sleep while we wandered around. Chicken. Lol.

Chepstow Castle was great but the museum was lousy. It was just a bunch of old pictures and such. The castle was a heck of a workout. I didn't realise how afraid of heights I am until I got near the top of the towers...

Katie had fun climbing over the bars meant to keep people like us out. Lol. The Abbey was even better. It was just so gorgeous still. It's a shame that anyone let it fall into disrepair.

We ended up playing with the cows in a nearby field before we left. Then we went over to Raglan and I actually DIDN'T get us lost giving directions. Lol. Yay. I think Raglan was by far the best castle ruins we've seen so far. You can actually tell what used to be what. (And the latrine was butt shaped. Lol.) I didn't make it to the top of the tower that time...

Our film got stuck in the camera there, though, so we might've lost a bunch of pictures from Raglan. Sucko.

Tomorrow's a nice quiet day in for us all and it's a good thing because our legs are killing us from the climbing!

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