What better way is there to spend a Sunday afternoon than by strolling through Buckingham Palace? Libby and I couldn’t think of one so we set off to Victoria Station after doing a bit of straightening up at Metrogate. We viewed the recently opened state rooms and the diamond collection from the Diamond Jubilee and took a walk around the gardens.
We took a roundabout route home and went through Hyde Park before picking up our QUEEN MASKS! Cannot wait to step off the plane in style as HRH Elizabeth II herself. Do you think I could get away with going through security as her? My passport picture definitely doesn’t include a smile so the likeness could be uncanny…
After FINALLY sleeping in, Libby and I headed over to Stratford aka Olympic Park with Nate and Scott to pick up our tickets for Thursday’s match! I cannot wait to cheer on Team USA as they go for gold (not to jinx it…) It was a wonderful experience.
We picked up our tickets from the box office then headed into the mall to get a better view of the park and to get some things for our families. I even splurged and got myself the official Olympic (Where’s Waldo?) jersey for the match. ‘Merica!
Full moon rises through the Olympic rings at Tower Bridge in London.
(c) Reuters/Luke MacGregor
After class and my presentation, I went back to the US Olympic House with Nate, Scott, Katerina and Kait and began a bit of shopping for my family. I struck out again with getting myself something American for the football match but plan on heading out to Stratford later this weekend.
Then, Kait, Katerina and I went to Covent Garden so that Kait could get a print. I ended up getting a few things for myself and my family. Hopefully I can get my suitcase zipped up next weekend! (No but really…)
After making myself some dinner, the crew headed to Shoreditch again to see the Big Chill on a livelier night. It was a great night of dancing and enjoying the warm night air. I also learned a lesson - people from Manchester are almost impossible to understand.