“Not all those who wander are lost.” – J. R. R. Tolkien
The sights and sounds of London.
‘Ello there, it’s Liza reporting live from across the pond. Our first full day in London was definitely one for the books! We loaded the motor coaches (the British word for buses) bright and early and were whisked away explore the sights and sounds of London. I joined along with Troy, Daulton, and Jacob’s groups where we had a tour guide who calls London home to show us some of the city’s most famous landmarks. First, we stopped by St. Paul’s Cathedral, one of the city’s oldest church sites that is home to a 365-foot-high dome. Then, after a quick stop at Starbucks of course, we wandered along Parliament Square taking photos in front of Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, and the London Eye. It was such a surreal feeling to be right in the center of literally over a 1000 years of history. The atmosphere is incredible, and the All-Americans and I had a blast taking it all in (and taking lots of photos!) Next, we had lunch in Covent Gardens, London’s original fruit and vegetable market now known as one of London’s landmarks for interesting shops and restaurants. Here are some of the highlights from our adventuring.
Brea reports that the dancers spent the afternoon exploring one of London’s wonderful museums in the South Kensington area; the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Science Museum, or the Natural History Museum. After a quick dinner, everyone boarded the ‘Dixie Queen’ for a disco and dance party down the River Thames. The highlight of the evening was the raising of the iconic Tower Bridge, just for us to pass through!
Make sure to check back in tomorrow, we are so excited for the journey that lies ahead.