Day 9: A childhood memory.
When I was ten years old, my family and I went to England on my first overseas experience. It was wonderful and part of the reason why I fell in love with traveling. The things that I saw and did when I was there were unforgettable. Honestly, I hope to be able to go back to study abroad within the next few years.
I remember I was soooooo excited because my parents got me a brand new suitcase. It was light blue and transparent. (Not sure why that was such a thrilling idea, now that I think about it.) You can see it sitting beside me in the picture below. The little girl watching me read is my little sister Amy, who turned seven on that trip.
We went to Madam Tussaud's wax museum in London. I had never even heard of a wax museum before, so as you can imagine, I was amazed at all of the realistic sculptures of the famous people I'd always seen on TV. There's me with President Bush.
Stone Henge was my favorite part of the trip. For some reason, the mystery surrounding those large stones fascinated me. I actually wrote a fictional "novella" about it over the next few months about how Stone Henge came to be. (Now that's a story you'd have to pay to read... pretty embarrassing.) I think it involves some orphaned kids who get stranded and decide to build themselves shelter or something.
I loved Stone Henge.
One of my other favorite parts of the trip was when we went to Bath. Not only was the ancient bath fascinating, but the countryside surrounding the area was gorgeous. After we toured the bath, my parents sat down and talked while my little sister and I got to run around the surrounding hills and play in the greenest grass I've ever seen. It was lovely.
We also got to see some other famous attractions in London, including Big Ben, The London Eye, The Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, and two broadway shows (Lion King and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang). Overall, the experience was amazing.