Here it is Saturday. I think I am starting to catch up with the days. Even though it is already Saturday, I’m writing about Friday.
Today we had breakfast in the hotel. The Lady said that breakfast was served every morning in the hotel! I thought it was nice of them to give us breakfast everyday. Blue and Orange monsters need to start their day with a good breakfast.
After breakfast, it was back on the bus. The people in Britain call it a “coach”. I thought a coach was someone who taught game players how to beat up other game players. That is not what it means here. Mr. Martin was there waiting for us. He is the coach driver, not the coach. Mr. Martin drove us to a place called Ely. There is a big church there called a Cathedral. The Lady and the singing people were going to sing a concert there.
We had to park a hundred miles away and walk to the cathedral. Well, it was not 100 miles really, but it seemed like it. Mr Guy carried me all the way from the coach (see I’m learning to speak British!) to the cathedral. When we got there, I was surprised. The only churches I had seen were small ones like the one in Delaware next to store where The Lady and Mr. Guy adopted me. Ely Cathedral is GREAT BIG. It is all stone and colored glass windows. As we walked it seemed to get bigger. It was almost a scary place.
Some nice folks there gave us a tour. That made it seem less scary. Ely is very old. Because it is so big and made of stone, things echo everywhere. All the voices sounded louder. We learned a lot about the history of the cathedral. I did not get it all. I think there are things I needed to know before I got there about Norman (whoever he is) and some other guy named Henry D8. Maybe he is related to R2D2. Even though I was confused, Mr. Guy really seemed interested. So I guess it was all good.
In the afternoon the singing people did their concert. It was really good. I had never heard them sing before. I was a little worried that they would not let blue and orange monsters in to the concert. The cathedral people were very nice. A couple of them asked Mr Guy all about me. He told them how I go places and have this blog. They thought that was great! So I got to go. When we got to the chapel where the singing people were going to do their concert, there was some blue there. The Chapel was called The Lady Chapel and the blue lady was The Virgin Mary.
If you want to hear what the singing people sounded like, here is a link to one of the songs that they sang in The Lady Chapel at Ely Cathedral.
When the singing was over, we got back on the coach and Mr Martin took us back to Cambridge. We had the whole afternoon to look around there. Cambridge has a big and old college. It is bigger and older than the college where The Lady teaches or either of the colleges where Mr. Guy and The Lady went to school. The Lady got me a new shirt just so I don’t forget about Cambridge!! YAY!!!
I’m not really going to go to Cambridge for college. I would have to leave The Lady and Mr. Guy. I don’t want to do that. And, I am not really good at school things. I like it when The Lady and Mr. Guy teach me what I need to know.
One thing that Mr. Guy taught me about while we were in Cambridge was telephone booths. I thought booths were someplace that you sat with your friends at a restaurant, a place where you were supposed to eat and talk to your friends who are right there with you. Telephone booths are places where you do talk to your friends, but you have to pay money to talk to them on a piece of plastic that is attached to the wall of the telephone booth with a big thick piece of wire. This all seemed very strange. Mr. Guy's telephone booth is much smaller. He can carry it in his pocket wherever he goes. He does not have to stay attached to a big red box on the street corner to talk to his friends.
While we were in Cambridge, we also did something called punting. I thought punting was something that those coach people did to help their team beat up the other team. Apparently in Britain, punting means something else too. We rode on a funny boat where a guy stood on the end and pushed us along the river.
It was fun and we got to see more of Cambridge. It was a little like bumper cars though because not all of the boat drivers were good and boats kept running in to eat other. It was not scary, though.
Neither was this dinosaur.
We had a snack with Mr. Mickey and Ms. Robin. They liked me and were not embarrassed to walk around with me.
After our fun afternoon and evening, we went back to the hotel. We were going to leave Cambridge in the morning and we needed a good night’s sleep.
So that is what Friday was like. I will tell you about Saturday (which is really today) tomorrow!
I know…the time and days are all confused because I wrote this on time but did not post it on time and now it is several weeks later. After I wrote this post, I realized that it was going to be hard to get this done while we were in England. I will tell you all about the rest of my trip, but I will write about it from where I am now, back in Texas!