Today marked my being in London for exactly 1 week! Time sure does fly! I’m trying to make sure to soak in every moment. On Monday, day 5 in London, we attended a Beach Volleyball event at Horse Guards Parade near Buckingham Palace. Horse Guards Parade is a very historic location in London. It is where the Queen inspects her troops during the Trooping the Colour event every June. It was a great first Olympic venue for us to visit, because it was within walking distance from our hotel. Beach Volleyball was such a fun event! There was a DJ, intermission dancers, and great teams who competed. We were fortunate enough to see the men and women of Team USA!! The men sadly lost their match, but our ladies won!! Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh are both 2 time Olympic Gold medalists, so I had complete faith that they would pull out a win. It was also an exciting match for me to watch, because Misty is a fellow CSULB alum! It was sad, however, that everyone was so against us Americans!! There was a good amount of fellow Americans sporting their flags at the arena, but many people left before and or during our women’s match, and we were even booed!! It’s just because we are the world’s rivals I guess?! Go Team USA!! I’m sporting my flag proudly to every event I attend!!
Yesterday, Tuesday, July 31st, was our Fencing event. We watched 4 matches total, including the bronze, silver, and gold medal rounds!! It was incredible to witness an actual medal ceremony!! Fencing is an astounding sport, and I was literally on the edge of my seat!! After fencing, we took a night stroll around London to check out Buckingham Palace and the Olympic rings on Tower Bridge! Such an amazing sight to see
Today, my mom and I went to Wimbledon for London 2012 Olympic Tennis in Centre Court. We watched 4 amazing matches, and saw Serena Williams from Team USA and Andy Murray from Team GB win their matches!! I loved every minute Below is a a gallery featuring highlights from my 5th, 6th, and 7th days here in London town!! Cheers!!
Cheers!! andrea ♥