Overnight Flight/First Day in London

Sunday, August 23, 2009

After the conclusion of our final practice Saturday afternoon, the members of the team returned to their residences to finish last-minute packing for the 10:10 flight to London out of Newark. With everyone meeting at Johnston Hall, we boarded our bus and departed for the airport. A 1-hour delay could not dampen our players' spirits and, after the delay and a long 7-hour flight, we arrived in London at approximately 11:00 a.m. local time. We were then picked up by our friendly and knowledgeable tour guide who took us through Central London; our stops included such historic locations as the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and Big Ben. After the tour, we retired back to the hotel but convened for a 6:30 dinner in the hotel restaurant. With a good night's rest in order and a big day ahead of us tomorrow at the Tower of London, it is apparent that the best portions of our trip are yet to come!!