Saturday, November 22, 2008


What a busy day! First I'd like to share something: Parent's ask your children what Nationality they are when they get home. Three-fourths of them answered white on their papers for entrance into England. It worried me...but I got a REALLY good laugh.

We first visited St. Paul's cathedral this morning where Lady Diana and Prince Charles were married. It was amazing. The architecture was simply awesome and the inside; almost indescribable it was that beautiful. We exited through the crypt. It was sort of creepy but the crypt shop was neat.

We then travelled to Buckingham Palace. The Queen was not in attendance and we also were not able to witness the changing of the guard. Maybe another day! It got rather chilly about this time so everyone is really glad they brought warm jackets! The weather here is more unreliable than back home! Sorry the pic is dark, I haven't had a chance to photoshop it!

Then we got back on the bus and travelled to Windsor castle, about a half hour away. We thought the Queen was in attendence, but alas, she wasn't. We also just missed the changing of the guards we'll have to catch it at Buckingham if we want to see it. The town built up around the castle is really neat and the students enjoyed the castle tour which included St. George's as well as a little shopping. Some of us were also introduced to a Spanish Tapas bar and had a good selection for lunch!
After heading back into London for a dinner of Bangers and Mash (sausage and potatoes), everyonehad a chance to wander through the squares for some more shopping! They are getting a lot of shopping done! Everything is decorated for Christmas and the streets are beautiful at night!!! At this Northern exposure it's dark about 4pm, so things are light up early!
Warning parent's: I've never met so many people who take picture of be prepared for LOTS of smiling faces!