The day we went to Liverpool!
:o) ♥My girl loves herself some Beatles. I do too, for that matter, so when we planned our trip to England it was a given that we would spend some time in Liverpool!
From my travel journal: "Oh my gosh - SO much to say about today! Fun. Amazing. Beautiful. Nostalgic. The Beatles! Carrie and I were awaken by children in the hallway of our hotel around 8:00 a.m. We quickly got up and started getting ready. We had a train to catch to Liverpool!"
"Seriously, our timing couldn't have been better. Carrie did a great job of navigating the Underground in London, and to the train station for Liverpool. I swear, everything we've done here has been perfect timing."
True. It seemed like we'd be walking/rushing to catch a train on time and we'd get there just as it was ready to leave. This happened over and over during the course of the week, and we never once missed a train.
We stayed at Hard Days Night Hotel and that was really cool! Lots of Beatles memorabilia and references. The "do not disturb" sign read "Let it Be" on one side and "I Need You" on the other. Cool. We were very fortunate when we checked in and received an upgrade to a deluxe room. I'm pretty sure that's how we ended up with a nice bathtub, complete with bubble bath that we both were happy to use.
"We LOVED Liverpool and wish we had more time there. It was such a nice city - and the people were all so sweet. Beatles stuff was every where! We took the Magical Mystery Tour bus and got to see where the Beatles lived, performed, and wrote songs."
"The tour ended at The Cavern Club where the Beatles got their start. We went back to our hotel to freshen up, and then headed back to The Cavern Club where we drank pints of cider and enjoyed listening to two brothers performing Beatles songs. They were awesome!"
We called my brother Ron via Facetime from The Cavern Club for his birthday. It was so much fun to see his smiling face and to show him around the club. He could hear the performer in the background singing "Let it Be." I'm smiling as I type this, remembering his happy birthday face!
"We had so much fun singing along and dancing and enjoying the evening. Our day in Liverpool was such a favorite time for us!"
What an amazing and fun day in Liverpool - and we still had more time planned for the following day. We would look around Liverpool some more in the morning, do some souvenir shopping, and then head back to London around noon because we had tickets to see a show the following night.
"We are having SO much fun!"