Long Overdue Update

Trip Start Jan 05, 2006
Trip End Apr 13, 2006

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Saturday, February 18, 2006

My apologies to everyone who's been asking for an update. Time is such an oddity - racing then slugging along. Oh well - let's see. I've played in a few more football (soccer) games, and I have one tomorrow. Had an exciting day on Valentine's: my friend Kat took me up Magdalen (pronounced Mawd-linn) Tower - the highest point in Oxford. Don't be fooled - St. Mary the Virgin advertises itself as the highest point, but they leave out "open to the public". You have to be a member of Magdalen College or accompanied by one to go up the Tower. And it was amazing, as you'll see in the pictures. Oh! And we saw the most vibrant rainbow I've ever seen in my life. The staircase is wicked scary, though. The stone steps are rather uneven and uber narrow, and all you have to hold onto is this slender bit of iron railing. I went with some football friends to see "Walk the Line" this past Wed. night. It was so good, but made me quite homesick. I didn't know I grew up on the same lake that Johnny Cash lived on for the last bit of his life. And Reese Witherspoon, Nashville native that she is, did the accent and everything so well. *Sigh* But I'm doing fine, now. England's so wonderful. Flowers are starting to bloom now, the grass is a beautiful green, not much to complain about. :) Oh, I'm also including a few pictures from a formal hall that I attended a few weeks ago and an impromptu trip to the Trout, a pub on the outskirts of Oxford. It takes about 45 minutes to an hour to walk out there, but it is *gorgeous*. Full moon, incredible view of the stars and the Isis river, a ruined monastery... England is amazing. Love you all!

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