6th Day in London

Friday, August 28, 2009

We rose from a deep slumber this morning ready for an exciting trip to Warwick Castle and Oxford University. After a scenic bus ride through England's countryside that lasted almost two-and-a-half hours, we arrived at the castle. It was wonderfully preserved with many of its structures showing little to no signs of wear. We observed the launching of a trebuchet (a medieval catapult) as well a show about various birds of prey, including our own North American bald eagle. After departing the castle, we took a detour and traveled to Stratford-on-Avon instead of our original plan of going to Oxford. We had the chance to view William Shakespeare's birthplace as well as the cottage of his wife, Anne Hathaway, along the trip. We then returned from to the hotel at 5:45 to get ready for our trip to our 7:00 game against the London Select team. We played a tough and hard-fought game against an extremely tenacious and athletic team; unfortunately, we suffered a 75-69 defeat. We returned to the hotel excited for one final day to explore London before our departure Sunday afternoon.