Sunday, July 29, 2007
"To be or not to be, That is the question..."
Our day started with a tour of Stratford and the birthplace of William Shakespeare. The historical house was a major hit for some and the garden outside was a beautiful location for photos. Outside the house a living statue of Shakespeare posed for photos with the Belles after scaring the life out of Lauren. While boarding the bus, the coaches had the opportunity to experience a British grocery store as they gathered picnic supplies that we enjoyed on the lawn near Windsor Castle. Next we all headed to Windsor Castle for a tour of Queen Mary's Doll House and the Royal State Apartments. The rooms were incredible and Boston claims that her chandeliers look very similar to the ones in the royal dining area... some of us are a bit skeptical. Finally, after everyone shopped around the castle the team boarded the bus for London which was our last ride with Allen, the bus driver. We arrived at the B-E-A-U-tiful Regency Hotel on the outskirts of London to enjoy dinner. That evening the team boarded the Tube and took a walking tour of the London Eye, Big Ben, Parliament, and the surrounding areas before collapsing into bed for a long day ahead of them!