In the summer of 1993 Paul, Nate and Laura went to England. We'd like to say that after three weeks we returned to the United States with a better understanding of English life and culture. Unfortunately we were young and stupid so all we came back with was stories about hanging around the place we stayed watching "Telly". Also we went to see Jurrasic Park... great flick!
Nate kept a journal of his travels in Great Britain... Paul and Laura kept similar books but filled them with silly drawings. Presented here for the first time is Chef "Nate" Elf's English Travel Journals.... enjoy.
[The words in red are the words of Present Day Nate. You don't think that's too vain do you?]
Friday July 30, 1993
I think we're going to the Imperial War Museum today, because Fridays are free. We have to clean the room today because the cleaners are coming. Paul and I have made a sufficient mess in the past week and we wouldn't want to embarrass ourselves. (Actually we don't care, but there are powers from above that make us do this sort of thing).
The Imperial War Museum was okay but the real highlight of the day was a place we went for lunch called Starburger. It was the worst fast food restaurant in all of brittania and it's mighty empire (including the Falklands). Paul lost his camera and gave me all the film which means we can use one roll ever two days! Okay, Great Britain, strike a pose!
[I'm pretty sure I had no clue where the Falklands were before I entered the Imperial War Museum. If I remember correctly they were playing footage from he Falkland Island conflict in the museum but the footage was only about 35 seconds long so I saw it about 7 times.]
[Doing a little internet research I found very little about Starburger on the web. However, I did find a really shabby website at Starburger.com. The amateur look of the website very accurately reflects the crappines of the food that we had. It's pretty bad when a fast food restaurant makes you long for the old fashioned goodness of someplace like McDonald's.]
A rather enchanting evening of dinner and dancing. We made Laura clean up, she does it so well. She also got us our food. Paul and I watched diving today on Telly. There's nothing much to do around here so we invented a game. One person has a flashlight and the other has a pillow. you start in different rooms and hunt each other down. If the person with the flashlight shines it in the other's eyes then he wins. If the person with the pillow beats the other over the head, he wins. AFter about 2 rounds this tended to get pretty boring so that's when Laura began to pretend she was directing a movie starring Paul and I. This lasted hours in which Paul and I made Laura wait on us hand and foot. (After all, we're ACTORS!).
[Today's grade: B-, we actually learned something. Damnit.]
End of Day 8
Next time: We go to see the Phantom of the Opera and look for Paddington Bear!