London: Days 6 and 7

Thursday was starting to look bleak for our daughter when I spoke to her last night. They were supposed to use their free time to go and see the London Eye, but the bus never came to pick them up. Not sure what they did that evening (she didn’t say much because she was exhausted last night and it was late), but it was a full day of lectures and group work. Today was even more eventful. They started the morning off with some group work before the day’s lectures. They had a surprise visit by Terry Waite while at St. James Church Picadilly. Mr. Waite is an English humanitarian and author who, in 1987, was held captive in Lebanon until 1991 when he tried to secure the release of four other hostages. St. James Church is an Anglican church that first opened in 1684.

After lunch the group finally made it to the London Eye. The views from this landmark are spectacular! A few cool facts: You can see around 25 miles from the top on a clear day, it can carry up to 800 passengers per revolution, it is 135 meters tall and is the fourth tallest structure in London.

They had dinner at Planet Hollywood before walking to the Queens Theatre to see Les Miserables. She told me to picture the highest seats at the Arena and that was equivalent to where they were seated. The stage was in the center of the theatre.

She will be home tomorrow night and we can’t wait to spend some quality family time with her!