So today was full of excitement but we started out very tired. Our room was said to be haunted so I (Andrea) didnâ€™t get much more than four hours of rough sleep. Needless to say, once we woke up we changed rooms and headed off to continental breakfast where we (just like the Americans we are) each had a bowl of cocoa krispies. Bev, Will, and Natty came to pick us up and we were off to York for our exciting day. We saw York Minster, did some shopping, and had proper afternoon tea at Bettyâ€™s Team Room where Frank made his â€œfruit faceâ€ for many English-folk when eating a spoonful of jam â€“ itâ€™s always funny, no matter how many times I see it.
We walked around the old York city wall, saw and photographed countless churches, and most exciting went to Jorvik Viking Adventure. It had smell-o-vision which allowed us to smell the burning wood of ancient York, various unsavory smelling animals, and as will called it, the â€œmiddenâ€ (aka: poop). During the â€œride throughâ€ experience we saw a man (and then proceeded to purchase his photo on postcards) grunting and making faces while he pooped during the Jorvik attraction. All I have to say about this spaceship-earth-like-experience is, awesome! Spaceship Earth would be so much more fun if you got to see people pooping during the ride â€“ seriously. Afterward, Frank, Natty, Will, and I donned Viking attire and played dress-up while giving a friendly heckle to one of the Jorvik employees who we talk into literally blowing his horn, which he did, only after he made several embarrassing raspberry type noises in front of a crowd of approximately fiftyâ€¦. Priceless. We love Jorvik!
Tonight, the Carrs treated us to a proper fish and chips dinner (in paper and everything) which was delicious â€“ even more than I thought it would be. Frank even liked the fish, especially with the Hendersonâ€™s relish on itâ€¦. I love sauce. Weâ€™re totally addicted.
Hopefully weâ€™ll (Iâ€™ll) be able to sleep straight through tonight and we look forward to tomorrow. If any of you are reading this from the Tam-lando area, stop by the house and tell the girls that we love and miss them. I know I do â€“a lot but thanks for reading. Talk to you tomorrow!