Friday and Saturday- July 6&7
Friday and Saturday were non-academic days so I signed up to do they days trips through the BSP. Friday we went to Stonehenge and Winchester. Stonehenge was really pretty and it was interesting to listen to the audio tour they gave us. It was a really nice day out so we got some good pictures. Winchester is a very cute town and so historic. We went to a pub that had original stonework from 1002. It also had really good food! Then we went to the castle that has been there since Winchester was the capital of England. We saw the round table from King Arthur. Then we did some browsing through the shops on High Street.
Friday evening, I went to the river with 3 of the girls. We sat on a bench and talked and people watched. It was great J
Saturday we went to Dover castle. It was really cool to see the white cliffs on the way there. The castle itself is huge! There were so many different rooms as we made our way up to the top. The view from the top was amazing. We have been really lucky with nice weather so far! It is always mind-blowing for me when I think about how old the buildings are that we’re seeing. Some parts of the castle are from the 1st century! After Dover we went to Canterbury. I had read Canterbury Tales in high school, but I didn’t really remember or know all of the information about the town, and why there was a pilgrimage there. I toured the cathedral, which was really pretty and really big. I loved the stained glass windows, too.
Saturday night a group of us girls went to The Thirsty Bear and it was fun. Then the rest of the night was a failure, including us getting stuck in Camden when the tube stopped running east for some reason. We finally got a cab home so all was well in the end.
Sunday was another relaxing, non-academic day. About half of our group had gone to Paris for the weekend, so some of the people who were still in London went to Wellington Pub for a traditional Sunday roast. It was basically like Thanksgiving and really yummy. Then we to the tube to Oxford Circus and did some shopping on Oxford Street. It was so crowded but I found some clothes, and Oxford St reminded me exactly of Michigan Ave.