The Journey Home
18 July 2007 - Wednesday
We woke up, ate breakfast, and checked out of the hostel. We went
to Kings Cross station to get the money back from our Oyster cards.
While at Kings Cross, Marie decided to catch the Hogwarts Express
in lieu of heading back with us:
We stopped by the British Library
and saw a lot of fascinating exhibits there. They had a
Gutenberg Bible, letters from famous authors such as Jane Austen,
copies of the Magna Carta, and a special exhibit
on sacred texts. Sadly we couldn't stay long.
We took the train back to Gatwick, and caught Delta Flight 2 back
to the US.
The flight back was uneventful, and we quickly recovered our luggage.
Unfortunately poor Marie left a small bag on the plane, which
proved impossible to retrieve despite her noticing it right away.
Jess's pastor was nice enough to give us a ride back from the airport as well,
and once back in Ossining we crashed (it was pretty late England time).
19 July 2007 - Thursday
We woke up early, and parted ways. The separation was only temporary, as Marie
met up with us in Delaware to see the new Harry Potter movie. It was
neat to see the opening scenes in London, which were at places
we had been only hours before.
20 July 2007 - Friday
On Friday we hung out in Maryland. We got a new guinea pig
named Butterfinger [Isn't he cute? -K]:
We then went to Delaware to celebrate the 1st birthday of
our friends' daughter. We got back really late.
21 July 2007 - Saturday
Saturday was the annual crab feast at my Grandmother's in McSherrystown, PA.
As always it was good food and good fun.
My mom, as a librarian, had first access to the
new Harry Potter book, so everyone was trying to read it at once.
22 July 2007 - Sunday
And on Sunday we made the drive back to Ithaca, stopping briefly in York
to visit a high school friend of Kristina's. We saw so many
incredible things in England, but after so many miles of travel,
it was great to be back home!
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