Alright alright alriiiiiight, I’ve been pretty behind on blogging (I accidentally killed my blog. It’s a long story but basically I accidentally deleted all the pictures and had to re-upload them. It’s all fixed now, but I had to get that taken care of before moving forward). And at the risk of being obnoxious for posting so much on social media, here are like 50 million blog posts about our center-wide trip to North England and Scotland last week! I’ll break it up like I broke up Italy so it’s not overwhelming.
Our first stop was at Preston! I was so excited to stop there because up until a few months ago, I didn’t realize that Preston is nowhere near London so the Preston MTC and the Preston temple are not the same as the London temple. So, I loved seeing the Preston temple and walking around the grounds. Plus, one of my roommate’s last semester has a little brother who just went to the Preston MTC, so it was cool to wave at the windows and think of him there.
Then we spent the night in Liverpool, which was awesome. That was probably one of my favorite 24 hours of the whole study abroad. We were paired off in hotel rooms, so Rachel and I had a room all to ourselves. We ordered food in, watched You’ve Got Mail, and then slept in in the morning and walked around the Liverpool docks. We didn’t have solid plans, we didn’t force ourselves in to any museums, we just hung out and took it slow and had fun! It felt like a vacation. It was the best start to one of the best weeks here.