Well I'm back everyone! I can't believe how long it has been since I've posted! I honestly have missed blogging extremely! I just never had the time or means to do it! But I am back! I'm looking forward to catching up on everyone's blog and getting back in touch with yall!
London was WONDERFUL! It was definately a cool experience! I have so many stories and honestly don't even know where to begin. I think I'm going to post about one day at a time. That still may be a lot, but it will limit it somewhat. I may throw in some different posts in between London posts so I can mix it up some but don't worry I will continue with my stories!
I got back on friday and STILL am not adjusted to Texas time! London was 6 hours ahead so I am VERY thrown off! I go to sleep really early and wake up at 4 or 5 every morning and force myself to go back to sleep. And it's so hot here! I come back to 95 degree weather when I was in 50s and 60s! Of course I WAS freezing there and miserable when it rained. I started back to work today and start my first session of summer school next week. Back to reality, right? I feel like I was in a dream and now I'm back to my everyday life. Quite a change! Okay, but let me get started on day one of London!
As you all know, I had a layover in Boston before flying to London! I never left the airport, I just hung out in the food court and made a few laps around the ENTIRE airport (I was sweating by the end of it..). Finally, my plane to London arrived! This is the 757 that took me to London, England!
After a 7 1/2 hour flight I finally made it there! This picture was taken when I met up with my friend Emily at the airport! I apologize for my grungy appearance, remember I had been traveling for a little under 24 hours straight.
Surprisingly enough, I wasn't incredibly tired once I got there! However, I did need coffee. This is my first meal in London at a cute little cafe! AMAZING cappuccino!
This was a chicken ceaser salad. Absolutely INCREDIBLE!
Then we went to Trafalagar Square. Very cool, lots of people but not too badly crowded. They have a monument thing here that has a countdown to the olympics, since the olympics are going to be held there.
This is the National Gallery. It is in Trafalagar Square as well. It is a HUGE musuem full of famous artwork. I saw original Van Goghs and Monets, very exciting for me! Obviously, I couldn't take pictures otherwise I would have!
The red telephone booth is iconic to England! I had to have a little photoshoot in it and completely be a tourist for a minute or two!
Then we went down to Westminister and saw some cool sights! This is big ben! He is probably my favorite to look at and can be seen from almost all over London.
This is some of parliament! I LOVE the architecture of it! Actually, I love the architecture of all of London! It has such a mix of old style and modern that you do not EVER see in the states!
Then here is Westminister Abbey! We didn't get to go inside because the line was incredibly long! Most likely because the wedding wasn't too long ago. It was still neat to just SEE it!
Then my last thing of the day was dinner at a local pub! I had my first authentic fish and chips! The green stuff is mushy peas that is also super traditional. It wasn't too bad! I wasn't a huge fan of the fish just because I like my fish cooked in smaller portions, but it was good overall!
And that concludes day one recap of London! I slept hard that night and fell asleep in like .5 seconds. But it was a great start to my trip!