Ok it all starts off here, as you can see Rosie was all exited about the trip and was being a proper lady about it
We arrived and went over to the rather superb Trafford shopping complex, where this fountain shot water into the air and it all came down in the fountain again, not a drop on the floor
This is an outside shot of it to give you an idea how large it is
Across the road this took my eye, only a man could have commisioned it
Round to Old Trafford, by accident btw, had to get a shot of this
By now we are at the wedding and someone just couldn't say no
This is the Dr Who show at the Science Museum
As you can see this is a wall hanging of all the Dr's
Good to see I wasn't the ugliest bloke that weekend
This is the modern image of the museum
Sadly this had suffered a bit of damage, I offered to take it away for spare RSJ's butwas declined, just as well really, image that hanging out of the back of a Vectra
This is the old style of the museum, housing lots of interesting aviation history
Closest I've been to one of these before, looked larger irl
And this was what the missus' dad wanted to see, cos he used to get lifted around in one way back
Well that's the pictures done, now for the report....
As a place I found Manchester reasonably friendly, and there were only one or two nobs that stood out, one who tried to cross the road in front of me at a light, and the lights only stay green for a short while, he went to say something to me until I gave him the pitbull look, so that resolved that one, the other an idiot who saw the markings on the car and looked like he was going to boot the car, again the look and the Pompey crest saw him off, I found there wasn't much grace on the road and also it was real easy to misread road signs, after going to see City's ground I ended up nigh on in Rochdale before finding the hotel again, another one sent me to Preston when I wanted the next junction to Worsley, and on the way home we nearly got to go to Anfield because I read the sign on the M6 wrong.
The wedding went along great, and the groom's mum and I got it on straight away, she was awesome and a real pleasure to meet, there seem's many a place of interest in the city, and the museum's are free to visit, sadly we didn't have time to see many of them this time, not sure if I will go up again, I found the place a bit too industrial for my taste, but as I said before the ppl were nice so maybe I will some time in the future.
Car stuff, did a total of nearly 700 miles, 500 of them were on the motorway and the other 200 around congested local roads, trip showed 47 mpg @ 32 mph, used £62 of derv in total, car ran good, only thing that let it down was the fact it came from the area originally but still allowed me to get lost.