Monday, July 30, 2012
Today we left Edinburgh, Scotland to head to Keswick, England, in the Lake District, to spend the day at Honister Slate Mines. Honister is the only working slate mine left in the United Kingdom and has provided slate to Buckingham Palace and other notable places in England. While at the slate mines we planned on taking a tour of the slate mine and participating in the Via Ferrata. The Via Ferrata is Italian for “iron road” and is a mountain route, which is equipped with, fixed cables, ladders, and bridges.
Tomorrow we plan on visiting Liverpool, Manchester, and taking in our first Olympic event, USA Women’s Soccer vs. North Korea at Manchester United's stadium, the iconic Old Trafford!