Final Days

Saturday, September 5, 2009

After 2 days of early wake ups and long bus trips we finally got a wake up call at a reasonable hour. Saturday was a day to relax and see some things we missed or wanted to visit again. Some of us went to see the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace, some visited Greenwich, some strolled the west end of London and many of us did some last minute shopping for gifts and for ourselves. In the evening we went to Kingston on the Thames and played a friendly and fun blue white pickup game by mixing in our opponents with our own team. Afterwards we spent some time working with some of their younger players. Later on everyone went out in the area around our hotel. On Sunday we had our last English breakfast which everyone had gotten to like. We then loaded up our bus and headed of to the airport with Alec our tour manager. Alec did a great job of guiding us through our tour. He was very informative and helpful and he had a great sense of British humor. Our Continental flight took off on time and before we knew it (4 movies and 8 hours) we were landing in Newark. It was an experience we will never forget.