After about a three hour ferry ride across the Irish Sea, we met the coast of North Wales. It was hard to part with the beautiful, scenic Ireland, but I was excited to see what was next to come. Immediately, North Wales looked very different from Ireland. There was much larger of a population and more buildings, but there still were little white specks of sheep scattered everywhere! Also, in the distance were the Snowdonia Mountains:
We then drove through a little town in North Wales with a name that I don't ever think I will be able to pronounce. Our tour guide pronounced the name, and I wrote down how I thought it would be spelled:
Here's how it ACTUALLY is spelled:
In London we also saw Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, and Westminster Abbey. Westminster Abbey was awesome. It is a Gothic monastery working church owned by the royal family. Kings, queens, statesmen, soldiers, poets, and heroes in British history are all buried inside the church. It was really neat to see. The church was huge, but there no longer is anymore room for anyone to be buried there.
I had a wonderful time in London, and it was the last place to visit on the itinerary before our flight carried us back home the next day. This trip has truly been the most amazing experience in my life. I was never able to travel outside of the country, but I am so grateful to have been given that opportunity. My experiences with this trip have given me a new perspective of the outside world and have also helped me to see how unique the United States is from other countries. I would highly encourage everyone to travel outside of the country at least once in their lifetime because I know their eyes will be opened, as mine have been.
Between the three countries that I visited, I must say that Ireland was my favorite. It definitely had simplicity to it which I liked. I LOVED the scenery and everywhere I looked there was beauty to admire. This is exactly what I expected, and I know I will be returning to Ireland someday when it is in its blossoming season. I think its beauty might capture me there forever though!
I almost forgot to mention, strangely, but luckily enough, we did not have any encounters with rain during the trip. We had beautiful weather each day which is rare for Ireland and the UK. I think my angel in the sky had something to do with this, and he must have been with me all along on this trip...
This trip was really a blessing, and I hope you enjoyed reading my adventures as much as I enjoyed sharing them!