Today was a fantastic, full day! We woke up to grey skies, but the morning was brightened by our fabulous breakfast at the Bloomsbury Café (we’re stuck with these choices for four days… so the bliss will soon be wearing off). We took a slight L when we got off the bus at the wrong stop, but thankfully, we made it to the church service at Westminster Abbey on time. Westminster is beautifully ornate, and a bit chilly… but the choir warmed us up with their sonorous tone. The service was about an hour so after, a large group of us headed towards Buckingham Palace. Unfortunately, the only royalty we found was ourselves. Special thanks to Josh Bustos for leading us to the palace safely.
Lunch was pleasant; we bought some food and spread out under the sun for a light picnic. After, Maddie and Maggie headed to Sadler’s Wells, a nearby theatre with Randy and Laura Horst for the last show of The Toad Knew. The show was incredibly abstract yet incredibly mesmerizing. The performance was dream-like; stage technicians accomplished unfathomable feats of mechanically unfolding stairs and floating curtains. The lights alone were enough to make Riley Woods speechless. The night ended with a fantastic Vietnamese food.