Well, I’m in London!!! As excited as I am to be here, I am exhausted. It’s after 10:00 here and it’s already later than I planned to go to bed.
It’s been an eventful day to say the least. The plane ride from Houston to London was long and I wasn’t able to sleep. Then, the line to customs was windy. Then we took a bus to our residence hall and on our way, we saw a lot of London. I slept off and on then but I was awake in time to see the London Eye, Big Ben, and Westminster Abbey. I had a few hours of down time before our orientation so I showered and slept a little more. That was nice! But then I went to orientation and it was fun to see everyone in our program together.
After orientation, we broke into groups of our classes to do a neighborhood tour. There are so many neat things around our residence hall! We’re so close to the river. We walked down the Queen’s Walk and that was lovely. Then we stopped to eat at a pizza place with delicious pizza! I hadn’t eaten in a long while so that was very welcome. It was also nice to socialize with my class before we actually start doing more class activities.
I’ll have more updates soon! And just so you know, some of these posts will be to recount activities for my class grade but I will have those tagged somehow.
-Mary Rodgers Beal