Everyone's travel adventures inspired me to go re-visit some vacay photos and talk about some of the places we visited. Let me first explain that our trip overseas was to see family. And friends. Then we work in a few sight-seeing opportunities. But this was the 20th Anniversary tour, so we did do a couple of extra-special things.
One of the places we loved best this trip was Cardiff, Wales. What a happening little city! Very vibrant and youthful. A cafe-society vibe during the day; pub culture early evening; interesting restaurants that we would love to try. And I hear about exciting nightclubbing in the late evenings. We didn't do any of the latter. Nor did we bother to visit the local castle or nearby castles. We had intended to go out to explore the countryside. But we loved Cardiff so much, we just hung around!
This is the main road leading down from the castle.
And here is where we hung out on this street:
The Goat Major pub. Very old-style pub. Someone was in pub heaven.
The Goat Major has to do with the Welsh Guards. During the Boar (?) War, the Afghans gave the regiment a goat. But it wouldn't shut up that night. Kept bleating and bleating and woke up the soldiers. Who then discovered that the Russians were coming. So credit was given to the goat for saving their lives. Queen Victoria heard about it and invited the goat to the palace. She decreed that forevermore, a goat shall be the mascot of the Welsh Guards.
And the name of a cool pub in Cardiff.
And where else are you going to get the opportunity to buy these things? Ahem.
More of the trip soon.