Richard and I:
I got to see some of the finest drinkers in the UK in action. Pint after pint was poured, I lost track but I know that each one had upwards of 15 pints! I knew I couldn't keep up, so I just took sips of Richard's pint(s) every once in a while. The guys had been drinking since noon, so after the game we decided to go to Chinatown to get some cheap-but-delicious grub. The meal was served with these delicious-but-strange looking....crackers:
After dinner, there was no talking of taking it easy or relaxing.....the boozing had to go on! We headed to Soho...the so -called "gay district" of London. We stopped in a couple of pubs there. The thing about our new friends was they had no problem talking to anyone! One of them sat down at a table with three gay gentlemen and started telling them raunchy jokes. Luckily, they found him hilarious:
Our pub crawl continued when someone mentioned an Irish pub somewhere nearby that had a tree growing in it! Because we have one of the same in Madison, I demanded to see it. Just like the one in Madison, the original tree had to be cut out and replaced with a replica due to safety issues, but I still gave it some love:
We also managed to end up in a pub that The Streets, a fantastic British band, often drinks in. They even mention it in their lyrics!
It was so fun to experience London from a non-touristy point of view. It was so great to see Richard again, even if it was only for a day, and meeting Tom, Tommy, and Callum will probably be one of the best memories from my trip!
And, as a public service announcement, drinking can cloud your judgement and make you less inhibited. This could lead to bad decisions, such as embarrassing tattoos:
Always know your limits!