Where to begin!? So much to say! London and Paris was, by far, my favorite European trip to date.
Let’s begin with London… My mother in law and I ventured out into the Cotswolds (about 2 hours outside of London) with a small bus tour. The following are a few of my favorite images from the Cotswolds.
That cool guy on the left here is my father-in-law. He was one of the doctors for the USA men & women’s boxing team this year. Even though he was there for the boxing team, he “floated” and went all over the Olympics going where he was needed. He got to meet some amazing athletes! The guy in the middle is my brother-in-law, Keith and the girl on the right…? You guessed it! It’s me 😉 I was still suffering from jet lag so excuse the look I have going on. We three went to the USA women’s volleyball match one night.
Vince and I got to go to the Gold Tournament!! USA v. Japan Women’s Soccer
…and go to the USA house. EEK! I was so excited!
Favorite things about London:
-Fish and Chips
-Riding in the double decker buses
-Learning how to use public transportation throughout the city: underground, overground, buses, etc!
-Living in a local’s home, truly feeling like an English family!
-Going to the USA Women’s Gold Soccer Match at the 2012 Olympics!
-Sitting at the press desk in the Chelsea Football Club press room
-meeting Tony Dungy and his wife
-meeting Susan Francia who was a part of the “Women’s eight” (USA Women’s rowing team) and won Gold
-going to the USA house where all the athletes celebrated their victories and went to hang out
-Seeing a royal guard crack a smile! Even though I don’t like that the kids made him smile (they find it VERY disrespectful to mess with the guards), it was still an experience! Kind of felt bad for him afterwards though.