Today's post is also going to include yesterday's activities because when I got back to my room last night I was simply too tired to write up a post! I've done pretty good to date though, so I'm letting this little slip up slide this one time.
Anyways, let's begin! Wednesday started off bright and early at 6:45. Our professor doesn't like to be late, so we ended up being an hour early for our train. Without any time to get breakfast in the dorm, I was forced to eat the dreaded.....McDonald's.
I had a bacon, egg, and cheese bagel. However I've suddenly started hating British bacon, as I'm craving the stuff that looks like this:
As opposed to this crap:
I'm sorry to the Brits reading this and feeling offended by my Americanized love of Bacon, but honestly it tastes like it's not cooked even when it is cooked. Come on guys. We can do better than that.
Besides being sworn off bacon, that morning we were heading to the Police College known as Brasmhill. The coolest building on the campus was built in the 17th century. It's a cool house! Upon arriving we got to take a little tour of the house.
|The dining room table is worth about 45,000 dollars|
|View from the front. You drive down that long driveway to arrive at the house.|
|Batons used to carry warrants and hit people in the head|
|The expensive table|
|The little church|
|No floating head staircase|
|This picture is also worth a lot of money and was recently fixed after it fell and made a small hole which a student made bigger by sticking his finger inside of it...they paid 5000 pounds to get it fixed.|
|The designs above the fireplace coincided with the gardens.|
After the tour of the house we had a bit of lecture time and then lunch. I had some potatoes and a really nifty dessert!
|It wasn't very good...|
Today also started off bright and early. Of all the things I forgot to print, I forgot to print my Highclere Castle tickets. The first thing I purchased. Go figure. We got up early and fixed that before heading off to the train station. We got on a train and I ended up at a seat with a TV. I watched part of an episode of a British TV show called Miranda before getting off at Reading to switch to our Newbury train.
|My little TV|
So after getting on the train, we end up getting off at the first Newbury station we see unaware that there is a second station until it is too late and the train has moved on. We ended up walking about a mile and a half to the actual station we were supposed to get off at, but we made it!
Anyways, we finally arrived at the castle! WE weren't allowed to take pictures inside, but I sure did take pictures of outside and the garden!
|For you Boyfriend|
|It was all so green|
|Hugging a tree|
|Sleepy time in the grass|
After that we hopped on our train to go straight to London. We encountered some problems though, and ended up being stuck on our train for an hour right outside of the station. But we perservered, and continued to try our first attempt at The Book of Mormon lottery. We got there a little early, so we went into M & M's world for a bit! The store smelled like chocolate!
Thanks for listening!