Wow what a day! It was a long one but really awesome. We went over to the Holiday Inn to meet the Evans and Evans tour guide. His name was Russell and he was super funny. I had a toasted ham and cheese baguette (as usual). I can’t help it! They are just too good to resist here.
Our first stop was Windsor castle. They told us not to take photos so of course I did anyways. The rooms were amazing. It always blows me away going into royal palaces like that. It’s so pompous and just really ridiculous. Like some of the heights of the rooms were 50 of me stacked on top of one another! My favorite room was King George’s Knight room. There were shields all lining the ceiling of the room (which was like a bazillion feet high) and some of the shields were blank as oppose to having some design on them. This meant that the knight had sinned and done something wrong and was there to remind people of their bad behavior I guess. It was really cool! We also saw the bullet that killed Admiral Nelson.
Our next stop was Stonehenge. This was my favorite stop! It was so cool. I loved it. Just the mystery of why Stonehenge is there and what it was for and how it’s still standing is just all so intriguing. It started snowing really randomly! Which I thought was awful yet hilarious. Welcome to Spring weather in London I suppose. Our tour guide confirmed that these past days have been some of the coldest days in London history… at least for the month of March that is. He said that the winds make it as cold as the coldest day in the middle of winter! Damn! No wonder my fingers want to fall off!
Our last stop was Oxford. Man… it would be so awesome to be able to study at a place like that. I loved that location it was in too. College town definition. I bought a poser crew neck but hey… it’s crazy comfy so I’m good with it! I learned today that Rowland Hall costs more than the initial tuition price of Oxford. Then when you add the extras for Oxford, it’s not that much more. Haha there’s a reality check for you huh?
Today was really fun! We saw a lot and it lasted for a while! I was super tired afterwards. My mom lost her phone earlier that day too… of course. So when we got back and it wasn’t at the hotel like we hoped, I went over to the Holiday Inn for here to find it and sure enough it was there. Thank god. Then we went to “Wildwood” for dinner. I had spaghetti. What a surprise. Hey what can ya do? We’re Italian people. I just realized how much I love the feel of a walking city. It’s the nicest thing in the world to be within walking distance of a variety of different places. As cold as it is, London is pretty awesome.
The sculptor was given complete creative freedom when designing the busts that would surround the area. He came up with various faces like these. When asked what it meant, the artist explained that he wanted to demonstrate the evolution of facial hair.
I believe in Sherlock Holmes.
This times 100… yeah that’s Oxford for you. Never have I ever seen so many bikes in one place.