It’s now, 1:15 a.m. in London, but I feel the need to spill all of the deets of my exciting yet hectic first day in London.
I feel like I’ve been planning this trip since the 2008 Beijing Olympics…well that’s because maybe I have been!
My trip to London naturally started with the longest plane ride in life. A 9 hour direct flight on British Airways from Nassau, Bahamas to London’s busy Heathrow airport was unexpectedly a very smooth ride. We were treated to some British delicacies [well I'm not telling the truth, my food was horrible], there was this creamy dessert called ‘Posset’ made out of Passion Fruit that was absolutely the BOMB. That, coupled with a showing of the Hunger Games kept me busy for a few hours. [Why didn't anyone tell me how GOOD this movie was...crying on a plane, unacceptable.]
The nine hours flew by as fast and before I knew it, I was looking outside of my window seat looking at the perfectly shaped Olympic rings that were mowed into the grass at Richmond Park in southwest London so that travelers flying into Heathrow Airport could take in the view from above.
As soon as I hit London soil my georgie bundle and I were summoned on a train headed straight to the Olympic Park! Could you imagine…having a large suitcase with my entire LIFE to the Olympics?! After some pleading and batting of eye-lashes, the Olympic workers decided to stow my bag and off I headed to the once in a lifetime opportunity.
The Olympic Park is everything you dreamed it to be and more. It’s vast, and when I say vast I mean…feet blistering, cramping, can’t walk anymore vast. Honey, let me tell you…if this came around once a year…I just might have chucked up the deuces and headed straight to Oxford Street!
I strolled by the Olympic Village which housed the world’s most talented athletes all proudly displaying their flags from their balcony for all to see. I took in the track where the man’s fastest sprinter, Usain Bolt made history, the aquatic center where Michael Phelps became the most decorated man in Olympic history and then headed to Kobe, Lebron and Team USA’s playground.
After all my bag drama, did I mention my wheels popped off of my bag? I missed the first basketball game between…I don’t even know which teams, but I did make the Great Britain vs. China game…:/ The game was quite entertaining although I didn’t know the name of one single player [and I was more concerned about my unimpressive data connection]. I did find out that one of Great Britain’s players plays for the Chicago Bulls. i.e. Luol Deng. Great Britain defeated China 90-58…
The remainder of my day was just as dramatic…my bag with my entire life was temporarily misplaced….Yes, I was about to shed them tears! I must say these Brit’s are organized to the T, luckily they found my bag, in one piece.
Oh, I forgot, I ate authentic British Fish N Chips today…..Tasty.com
I’m pretty sure I’m leaving out a lot of useless information about my day, but I’ll update you all as the days go by! I have a pretty packed week, hopefully I get to catch Kobe & Co. in action as I missed them due to bag woes.
Until then take a peep of my day through pics!