Marcos and I went on a few day trips before our time at St. Mary’s was over. The first day trip we did was to Oxford. This was a very old city and college town. Oxford was huge and I was not aware of all of the small colleges that it broke up into. Most of the colleges were closed to the public so Marcos and I pretended that we were college students and went to the school. This was exciting and we felt very adventurous. Oxford was actually not very big and it can be seen in a couple of hours. We found this tree that was blooming with pink petals. There was also a bench. We sat down and someone took our pictures and they turned out amazing. The wind was blowing so the petals made it look like rain. We found a little garden and sat there and and enjoyed the day and being together.
Next we were off to Brighton. Brighton is on the beach. This town was way smaller than Oxford. We got to the beach and there was no sand! Only stones so it was quite a workout to walk on the beach because you would sink so deep. It was so cold the day I went that I was actually wearing gloves! We walked on the board walk which is all in the ocean, well above it. There was a huge ferris wheel and rides and treats. There were arcades and casinos. It was cute but it was also very old and dated! Marcos and I went into the town after exploring the board walk and found this huge building that looked Indian. It was rather strange and looked out of place. Of course you had to pay to get in so we just saw the outside. We were eating lunch on a bench near the building when all of a sudden a seagull pooped on Marcos’ pants. It was priceless and so hilarious although I was so thankful it did not happen to me! I couldn’t stop laughing!!! We had a nice day despite of the cold!
Our last trip was to Cambridge. This was by far my favorite out of the three. Cambridge college was so beautiful. I was so in love with it. The town was so cute and the buildings were so amazing. I liked it so much better than Oxford. Marcos and I had lunch in the park and went to the huge Catholic Cathedral. Then we went and explored the town. Marcos and I went on a boat ride on the river and you could see all of the colleges from the boat. It was very beautiful and romantic. The boats were called bunting and a person used a pole to push off the bottom to the river floor. The weather was nice and this was the perfect ending to our many adventures! I was so glad I got to explore a lot of places in England because it is a very beautiful country!