I have been back at home for four days after a whirlwind weekend in Liverpool.  Since returning home I have been walking around in a psychedelic haze. Nothing to do with mind-altering drugs but the buzz I left Liverpool with, which is slow to wear off.

Knocking things off your Bucket List is a pleasurable experience and, in some cases, a mind-blowing one.  As of Friday 28th June 2019, I was finally able to take Liverpool off my list and there is no doubt that I will go back.  My mind-blowing experience, however, didn’t happen until last Sunday night.

We arrived late afternoon on Friday and settled into the Travelodge on the Strand.

Albert Docks from The Travelodge

Traveller Tip – Travelodge The Strand, Liverpool is really central.  If you go, ask for a room that overlooks Albert Docks.  Unfortunately, all the family rooms face an office block at the back.

For me, there was one place I had to go before exploring the multitude of places and things to do in Liverpool… 10 Mathew Street,  the home of The Cavern.

Beatles music was a huge part of my childhood, the cartoon film Yellow Submarine far surpassed anything Disney had to offer in 1968.

I confess I haven’t listened to any Beatles music for years, but after spending time in the Mathew Street area, I was word perfect again.  We started off with a drink in the Turtle Bay, where we made friends with some of the locals and then had an excellent meal at the Festival Bar and Grill, right opposite The Cavern Club, before descending to the intimate, brick vaulted hallowed cellars.

These days, The Cavern Club hosts live tribute acts all day and night.  As you can see… I was in awe… I don’t get out much these days… or maybe it was something to do with the strength of the Liverpool Pinot Grigio Blush, either way, my attempts at videoing wasn’t up to much.

Losing track of time in The Cavern Club was easy, so I’m not quite sure what time we fell into bed at the Travelodge, but I knew as soon as my head hit the pillow that falling in love with Liverpool was easy too.

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