by Rachel Kleinertz, Brittini Hoosier, and Katie Lieder

Unfortunately, due to England’s rainy weather and severe flooding, we weren’t able to go to the Lake District as planned. Instead we headed to Wales and Chester! We took the coach bus to Wales which was a 2 hour bus ride. When we arrived we were all amazed by the view. We got to see (and put our feet in) the Irish Sea and view the huge cliffs.  It was absolutely breathtaking. Some of us attempted to take a trolley to the top of the cliff, however it was a very windy day and they weren’t operating. We were also able to walk on the pier where there were little shops and places to get food. We also got to explore the town and stopped at local restaurants for lunch.

Group photo in Wales

After that we headed to Chester, which was a cute little town. It still has a wall surrounding the town built by the Romans. While we were there, there happened to be festival which included a parade! The people in the parade were decked in crazy outfits and all floats were pulled by man. While in Chester we got to take a typical tourist picture in a red phone booth! We also walked around and shopped in the many stores there.

After getting back to the dorms, we had time to rest and pack our bags so that we were ready to head to Warwick Castle and eventually London the next morning! Some people headed into town to grab supper and explore downtown Manchester for the last night.  Off to London, cheers!