There was another American field trip to the capital of Wales in Cardiff bright and early Saturday morning. I almost missed the bus because I set my alarm an hour too late, oops, but luckily I woke up without it. We first went the museum of Welsh life where we looked at different Welsh homes throughout the decades, a smaller castle, and well preserved churches. Around lunch time we went to the center of Cardiff where they let us explore for about four hours. I went to the National Museum of Wales which was both a natural history and art museum, and it was really good. It was supposed to have the best impressionist exhibit aside from London. I saw my first real live Monet and Van Gough paintings, along with many other fascinating sculptures and drawings. I probably enjoyed the art the most of everything in Cardiff. Then off to the castle we went. It was more of a castle than the other one, it had gold leafed ceilings, and a keep which was neat because we climbed all the way to the top and looked down. Following the castle, there was some shopping, and it's supposedly the best shopping in Wales, but there wasn't enough time to explore all the shops. It was a nice trip especially because it's only an hour from Swansea. The next trip should be to North Wales, which I'm really excited about because we are staying a couple of nights, and it's more mountainous.