All those stones…
Posted May 31, 2009on:
We woke up really early Saturday morning and headed out for some breakfast before getting onto the bus and heading over to Stonehenge. We were driving and then all of a sudden it was just there! In the middle of the big empty fields it just appears. After parking and walking across, well actually under, the highway, we were finally standing right in front of it. You were able to walk all around the huge stones, but not very close, so all we could really do was take some pictures of every angle we could find. It really is pretty amazing and so weird at the same time. After walking all around for about an hour (all that is needed there … really), taking in the sights, and learning a lot about Stonehenge, we headed back to the bus and went to Salisbury. There wasn’t too much there, but it was a nice little town. We walked around their outdoor market, and of course I ended up buying a book (it was only 3 pounds though so it’s ok…). The big attraction of the town was their cathedral, which actually was very pretty. One of the copies of the Magna Carta is actually located there so we had a chance to see that too. The whole thing was very cool to walk around, very much like all of the other cathedrals here; all very grand and magnificent. After touring that for a while we headed back to Kensington.
For dinner, once we got back, I had fish and chips for the first time! It turned out to be very good actually, and I ate the whole thing. After dinner I was finally able to meet up with Michelle and we hung out the rest of the night. I was able to see the Ithaca College London Center, which turned out to be nothing too special. We then ended up back at the Greyhound and just hung out and talked for the night. It was really good to see her even though it was for a short amount of time. After that headed back to the dorms and went to bed.
Sunday (today) was pretty boring. I was able to wake up at 9am which I think is the latest I have slept during my stay here. We got ready and headed over to Buckingham Palace for the Changing of the Guard. It would have been a very cool ceremony except for the fact that I am short and could not see over everyone there. I was able to get a few good shots of the soldiers with the funny hats, and some of the musicians, but that was about all. It was fun while we were there, but it definitely would have been better if we could see more. After that we headed back to the dorms and I spent the rest of the day doing my paper which I finished!!! Had a relaxing night, some good Italian food for dinner, and got to bed ready to start my third week here (I can’t believe it has gone so fast already!)