Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Cheers!

My 6 weeks in London are up. I have crossed off everything on my to-do list and even did a couple of things twice. My bags will be packed tomorrow even though it seems like it was yesterday that I was unpacking. My family flew in today and in another day or so we will be on the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Then it will be time to leave Neverland and return to reality. We couldn't leave without making our mark on London...
We had to go to Abbey Road for the infamous Beatles picture. The entire wall that goes on for a block is covered in writing. We weren't leaving without putting our names on the wall so one day we can come back and find them again!


Sadly we were missing our fourth bandmate.

We had been talking about going on the London Eye since we got here. We almost did it our very first night here but by the time we made it over there it was already closed. Instead we chose to wait and do it for one of our last nights.

We had a funny face competition while waiting in line. Clearly, I won.


We went right at sunset so the lighting over the city was beautiful. It was a great way to say goodbye to the place that has treated us so well the past 6 weeks. 


We couldn't leave London without having high tea at Kensington Palace. Monday was our cute roommate Desi's birthday so we celebrated by heading over to the Orangery in Hyde Park for tea. Meisha and I shared the Chamomile tea and I had a delicious slice of banana walnut cake.




Our last group activity was Hampton Court Palace. My family arrived the same time I was supposed to be there making me anxious to leave so we weren't there very long but we sure had fun!



We had to do an audio guide tour that took twice as long because the lady on there talked forever!





After Hampton Court Meisha and I ran over to St. Paul's to meet my family. We had yet to actually tour through the church and climb the dome which is apparently a must-do thing.


We are finally adjusting to life living in London and being more of a local than a tourist and now we have to leave. Tomorrow we will be spending the day enjoying London and reveling in all its glory. I feel so lucky to have had this amazing experience where I have learned so much about theater and history but more importantly about myself. I have fallen in love with London and cannot wait till the day I am able to come back!

Cheers!

1 comment:

  1. LOVE this! I hope you guys had a wonderful day today!

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