BOO-URNS! LAST DAY IN THE UK! i keep hoping that i am not a drag to everyone on my last day abroad because, UGH, it is always in the back of my head that i will be leaving again and i get so fucking depressed. * saddest, most wistful sigh you have ever heard.*
thankfully, i was able to distract myself from der sads with the quandary of "hey! howsit spider get outside my window ON THE 20TH FLOOR?!" (i never figured it out.) while waiting for shed and shed jr to arrive in the panda. (i love the freakin' panda.)
because, YEAH BUDDY ROAD TRIP TO GLOUCESTER HI HEY HELLO AGAIN ENGLAND
gloucester! edward ii is buried here! beatrix potter set the tailor of gloucester here too! but, more relevant to me and leff, shed and gaz both lived here! which, yeah, maybe not so much fun for them to be back (I would not want to be taking people around the tennessee mountain town where I grew up. likewise, leff is over d.c.) but it was MUCH APPRECIATED THANKS GUYS
GLOUCESTER DOCKS! (pro tip, non uk residents: those two words kinda' rhyme. it ain't "glOH-chester, it's glosster. so, um, glosster docks. (i knew this heading in AND DID I GET BRIT RESPECT FOR IT?! NO I DID NOT! I CAN'T EVEN! heh))
so yeah, the docks are awesome!
and shed jr was my photography assistant. he found some pretty great places for luther deer pictures. THANKS, JABLES!
and GET THIS GET THIS ME AND LEFF AND SHED AND JABLES ARE GONNA' BE IN THE DECEMBER UPDATE OF GOOGLE MAPS HAHAHAHAHA
IT'S TRUE! the driver stopped and told us and i am probably WAY more excited about this than i should be. (yes, i will post a screengrab when it's available. heeee!)
he did not GIVE US AN OWL though.
oh god, that video never stops making me laugh until i cry! (you will probably have to wear headphones to hear it though BUT IT IS WORTH IT)
you know what? it is REALLY hard to get a brit to punch a swan. (IS this a swan? or is it a goose. i don't know. for this joke, IT IS A SWAN) anyways, i dared shed to punch this swan but he wouldn't because, idk, he's afraid of the queen punching him in the head or something.
it's complicated, i guess.
GIVE ME YOUR STYLIZED OWL
so gloucester cathedral right? I DIE
this place blows notre dame out of the water. you know why? because behind this red door
HARRY POTTER LAND BITCHES
look, even if it HADN'T been used in the "harry potter" movies, i would have lovedLOVED this place because JUST LOOK AT IT IT IS SO PRETTY (haha. yes. my art history professors would be SO PROUD of that assessment. IT IS SO PRETTY. *eyeroll*)
the hallway takes you to the great courtyard too. sigh...so lovely.
HI HEY HELLO PRIEST DUDE
there is also really old tagging in the cathedral. i love how graffiti used to have serifs.
oh, remember edward ii? HERE IS HIS TOMB
HERE IS LUTHER ON HIS TOMB HE IS THERE BECAUSE OF SHED OMG SHED BWAHAHAHAHAHA WE WILL SO GET KICKED OUT OF SOMEWHERE ONE DAY XD
yeah, OF COURSE i found the george and the dragon. OF COURSE I DID
we all looked at luther in the mirror
because looking at luther against the ceiling would give you the dizzies
did i mention to you that i had been fist bumping statues all across the uk on this trip? um, yeah, i had been fist bumping statues all across the uk on this trip.
SO HEY GAZ AND GAZ JR MET US AT THE CATHEDRAL!! EEEEEE!!!! we all went up to the whispering gallery where HAHAH THE TWO JRS DID NOT EXACTLY WHISPER
and shed used his phone to check us into our flight. *sads* STILL it was awesome to be able to do something so future in the past, right?
after the whispering gallery, we let the jrs run around in the courtyard for a while and we were all pirate while leff went to get us some holy water coffee.
seriously, the coffee is REALLY GOOD at gloucester cathedral.
you can be forgiven for thinking that we spent the whole day at the cathedral because of all the pictures but, ha, that would be an erroneous assumption on your part because BEATRIX POTTER OH MY GOD THERE IS THE TAILOR SHOP
i ran upstairs and took a picture
and then bought a postcard while the guys all waited for me. i'm pretty sure the owner of the shop thought i was nuts because i was all HILOVELYPLACEYOUHAVEHEREHEREIS50PIHAVETOGONOWTHANKYOUBYE!! because i don't like making people wait.
anyway, HERE is something that you wouldn't know if you hadn't been in gloucester with some gloucester boys, amirite? ENTRANCE TO THE BUNKER! AWESOMESAUCE!!
GIVE ME YOUR OWL I CAN SEE IT
yeah guys, gloucester has flava.
you should go to here. MY CAT HAS A BAND HERE
and the architecture is pretty great.
and it tops london because HAHAH IT HAS A THREE COCKS LANE
MEET ME AT THE DUREX ON THREE COCKS LANE BWHAHAHAHA!
so, since i got no love on my glosster pronunciation knowledge, i called this "sure" hall and not shire hall EVEN THOUGH I KNEW HOW TO SAY IT heeeeeee
anyway, it had been a long, wonderful day and then SURPRISE DOWNPOUR. shortly after i had said "what is up with that cloud?"
BOOM BUCKETS OF WATER (i am not sure that this is the correct british measurement but YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN)
me and the jrs and gaz and shed all hunkered in gaz's car while waiting on leff to get back from finding a loo. the funny thing is, leff is the only person who did not get soaked HE IS A DRUID WITH MAGICAL GORTEX POWERS
it was sad saying bye to gaz and son BUT WE WILL SEE ONE OF THEM SOON YAYYAYAYAY!
on the way back to cardiff, we saw this sign. i thought it meant no picnics but i am wrong. it is the end of the roadway.
shed jr was worn out so we dropped him off at home before NANDOS IT IS ADVENTURE TIME AT NANDOS BWHAHAHA
seriously, shed is awesome and nandos is delicious and why, oh, why did we ever come back to washington state. *sads*
TOMORROW: return to wa state. BOO-URNS i will wrap this trip up. THEN on tuesday, we will finish with the RHYS RECAPS THAT YOU LOVE. god i am so sad. *whimper*