Milford Haven Weekend
This was a fantastic weekend or relaxation and sites. We went to Milford Haven and stayed with Jen’s Aunt and Uncle who were by far some of the cutest people ever. We shall back up and begin with the journey on Friday afternoon.
So Friday afternoon three American girls set out on a bus from Aberystwyth to Cardigan. The bus left at 1:33 to be precise and I think we all became motion sick by approximately 1:58. It was a horrible up and down bus ride that rocked our stomachs and heads. By the time we arrived in Cardigan it was agreed upon to find the closest pharmacy and find something to cure our motion sickness. Now, supposedly they gave us the less drowsy form, but we all beg to differ, and I guess we were supposed to take it 2 hours prior to travel, not 25 minutes. Oh well, we boarded the second bus from Cardigan to Milford Haven and it was a lot better than the previous ride. There Connie and David met us and took us back to their cute, quaint home and Connie prepared us an amazing dinner. After dinner though all three of us crashed at 8pm on a Friday night, and we would like to call this motion sickness induced coma, because we all feel asleep for roughly 13 hours straight. It was ridiculous and funny, but wonderful at the same time.
Saturday we woke and ate some breakfast. We then drove to St. Davids, who is the patron saint of Wales, and made a few stops along the way to look at the ocean. It was pretty out for most of the day, but quite chilly too. We spent a good chunk of the day walking around the Cathedral and the grounds since it was sooo beautiful. I love looking at these old churches so much. Apparently the grounds have been a place of worship since the 6th century, and that’s pretty amazing. After we left the Cathedral Connie and David took us out to eat, while we watched the rugby game on TV as well. The rest of the night was spent hanging out, watching some Olympics, and having a good time relaxing.
Today has pretty much been a day of travel, but it’s been funny. We walked around the Riverside Market and then said our goodbyes and left for Cardigan. This time instead of having a 40 minutes layover we had a 3 hour layover. We managed to meander a bit before ending up at the pub across from the bus stop where we encountered a pub full of men, creepy, old, men. It was a bit bizarre, and a bit uncomfortable, but we managed. This is where we met crazy Len. Now Len, told us he hates money, and told me that I should keep learning because no one knows everything in the world. He also said he loves young people for their technology. A bit strange, but okay. We did a lot of smiling and nodding and then proceeded to ask where we could find some food. Len, of course, knew. So he helped us out and we ate for a long time in a restaurant. We had about 40 minutes til our bus so we decided to sit outside and wait for it, instead of going back into the pub. Len, however, must have American-dar and came out and saw us. So he starts talking to us as he sips on his Carling and he starts talking about how he is a crook. He then tells us he has learned his lesson after he held up a building society with a gun and spent 11 years in prison. So…he robbed a bank. He didn’t kill anyone I guess, but he robbed the safe and bank, and changed subjects. Len made me laugh. I guess you need a weird story about travels to and from places. We got Len, the creepy, crazy, old, drunk, man who apparently robbed a bank. Weird, yes. Distrubing, yes. Funny, heck yes. Len made sure we got on the right bus, told us we could stay at his Inn whenever we were in town, and shook our hands. I may never go to Cardigan again…atleast not by bus. :)
And that’s all I got for now, another update later in the week.