Today, I finally did laundry. And it made me soooo happy. I sadly woke up at 9:00 in the morning, even though I was planning on sleeping for forever. But, it turned out to be good because there was no one in the Laundromat. Lauren, Mindy and I went walked down to the laundry room and just hung out and talked for a little bit while we were washing our clothes. After that, we ate lunch in the flat (I am in love with peanut butter and strawberry jam sandwiches right now.) and then Lauren and I set out to explore London.
In all honesty, we didn’t go very far. Lauren needed an adaptor, so we got that and then we went to Sainsbury’s, our local grocery store, to pick up bread and tea. Yes, I have become addicted to English breakfast tea. I put milk and tons of sugar in it and it is fantastic. We headed back to our flat and made tea for ourselves. While we were sitting at the table drinking, I figured out that you can actually get to the roof of the flat from the window of our sitting room. Lauren and I then decided that the most Londony thing we could possibly do is sit outside on the roof of our London flat and drink tea. Epic? Yes it is. We climbed out onto the ledge of our window and sat there for a good half hour, completely out of the line of sight of the average passerby on the street. Once we had gotten comfortable sitting so high up, we stood up and took pictures on the roof. I took my classic jumping picture, which you will have seen at almost every location I have been at if you’ve been looking through my pictures. Unfortunately, that’s right about the time the Director of our facility was walking by on the street and saw us on the roof. She apparently sent a security guard to come tell us to get down, but he was obviously used to dealing with college kids. When he poked his head out of the window and told us to get down, he added that if we were going to get on the roof we needed to do it at nighttime. I think the guys were slightly jealous that we thought of getting on the roof before they did.
I stayed in for the rest of the day, mainly because I was still feeling a little sick. However, later that night Lauren and I dragged Travis and Brad out of their flat to come exploring with us. We rode the Tube for the first time, which is their subway system. The rest of my group is very comfortable with the Tube system now. I, on the other hand, will never EVER be able to ride them by myself. I would end up in Scotland somehow, I just know it. We went to Picadilly Circus, which was like the Broadway Street of London, but mostly we just rode the Tube to random places, walked around until we got bored, and then got on the Tube to go home. We had a lot of fun though. When we got back to the flat, we made the guys tea (they’re scared of their kitchen) and watched British crime shows. Just when we were about to all go to bed, the fire alarm went off. It was just like living in Sears dorm last year. We all had to evacuate the building for a few minutes. Most of us were barefoot and it was cold. Thank you random person in our building who doesn’t know how to use a toaster oven.