Updated: Jun 7, 2022
This is the official last day of the tour. Michael has been directing our tour with many fun facts, and soccer scores, and great places to eat, but...He kept saying that we must listen as there would be a test at the end of the tour and if we failed we would have to take another tour with him and Stuart until we could pass.......We all wanted to fail, but alas we still had to go and catch our flights...
So without further adieu, I will share the last day. While still in Belfast we went to the Titanic EXperience Museum. I'll tell you right now, I wasn't thrilled as I have been to many a Titanic exhibit and thought it would be the same. I was WRONG. It was a beautiful museum and so much more interesting than anything I had experienced before. First off it was right where the Titanic was built. My friend Marty told us that each corner of the 3-story building was made to replicate the size of the bow of the Titanic ship. Massive. The first picture is showing the poles that go on the way down the pier, in two rows. Between those poles is where they built the Titanic. My photo isn't as good as I wanted it to be to show exactly how big....but you can't even see the ends of where those poles are....The 2nd & 3rd photos show the size of the ship....look how little the front door is in comparison..
Once inside it was even bigger, at least it seemed that way.....Still some lasting political signage, and lots of information about Belfast. In photo #1 you can see a rope line on the
floor...that was what we followed to see each display. Belfast Ropeworks made the ropes, they used flax to weave the massive ropes.
As we continued to follow the rope on the floor, we saw so many interesting things you would never have even thought of. and they even had pictures from the very time it was being built.
I was there, they are getting ready to launch...
Some inside the cabins ...and other info...
there was so much more....when we got to the end of the rope line on the floor we were on the third floor, where we took a ride to the first floor, watching movies and displays of the men actually building the ship....I didn't take any photos as I was holding on
From here we had to go back on the ferry and go back to Glasgow.
Look familiar? As I was recuperating from my
ankle injury...I painted this on my lap its only
5x7, but I like it, do you?
After we go to Glasglow we had our last dinner as a tour group. So right from the bus we posed for a quick all-together shot and here we are...Can you find me? Please take note Stuart is the one with the red tie, and Michael is kneeling on the left side by Stuart. We had a great time...and I think all these people added to the fun! Thank you all!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hopefully not my last trip to Europe.....or my last tour, but next time my husband Gary will join me!
. Stay tuned for more pictures of the trip...maybe a sheep, baby lambs or some videos of bagpipes, you neer know...because I kissed the Blarney stone and did I mention I went to Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and England? Well, I did!!!! and loved every minute of it!!!!