It is the morning of day two in England and I am enjoying my trip a lot. I am realizing that the time here is going very fast! I must enjoy every moment.
The driving on the left side of the road will never seem normal. I am very glad that each intersection actually has paint on the ground telling you which way to look for traffic; it is very helpful for this Yankee.
Yesterday, I saw the change of the guard at Buckingham Palace. It is quite the experience. It is hard to imagine that this ceremony happens each day! I keep having to pinch myself to make sure I am really here. Being here has been a life dream and it is hard to believe that I am actually here!
I also got to walk along the Thames River and saw Big Ben up close. It was a great moment! On the way back to the hotel, I was able to ride the tube for the first time and enjoyed the announcement to "mind the gap!"
It is amazing to be here and even though the native speak English, it is very much a foreign place! The culture is fun and The English are very serious and they love their soccer. It is fun to be here during the World Cup! It will be fun to see how the place shuts down during the match today against the US.
Well, off to get ready for the day. It is nice to have Internet access at my hotel. I think it was worth the forty dollars! Cheers!