During the summer of 2012 I embarked on a 10 day European trip. I was traveling with a student group of 16 from the Flagler College Communication Department. We traveled to London, England and to Paris, France and I saw the coolest things ever! While flying over to Heathrow I met this charming young English woman. She told me about all the great places to go in London and explained to me how much fun we all will have!
We landed! I was beyond excited to see what England looked like. As we were landing, I looked out my window and saw the cutest little cottages and the green landscapes. It felt like we were all flying into a movie set. We were all pumped to see what lied in England for us!
Seeing as how my favorite color is purple I was very happy to notice that England had PURPLE taxi cabs! Unfortunately, I was unable to ride in one, I still snapped a picture! This picture was taken right outside the Heathrow airport. To my surprise, stepping outside I was freezing! Being a native of Florida for generations, I thought since it was the middle of June it was going to be warm summer weather. Well, I was far from right! I was absolutely freezing! It was in the 50s, I could honestly say that their summer was colder than our last winter. Burrrrrrr.
Luckily I brought a few cardigans, but honestly, that really was not enough. I should have known better and brought jackets and sweaters. I guess it’s more of a “better luck next time” kind of thing. This photo above was taken on our first train ride in England. It would be an understatement saying we were tired. We were utterly exhausted. Flying 8 hours over night and barely getting any sleep and then waiting a couple hours in line to be able to even exit the airport was beyond tiring. However, we were finally at our destination, and we all were eager to start our adventure!