Whats Going on in the Life of the Ward's
This Blog is my quarterly update's on what's happening in our life
I am in London!
I told everyone this is a "Faith Journey" the reason I say that is because most of this month is not planned out and apart from the countries I am going to I don't know much else. Another aspect is the financial part.
Now that I am here part of me is thinking "what the heck am I doing". I arrived to London having not slept in a long time. I made it through customs with no problems and then off to get a rental car. I had a pretty good deal booked before but he talked me into something more expensive because its a Diesel and I am driving all over the place and he said it would cost me less in the long run. I am hope that's right b/c it was quite a bit more and I was really tried.
Oh my goodness was I ever nervous about getting into a rental car and driving a manuel on the other side of the car with the shifter on my left side and driving on the opposite side of the road with all new looking road signs. I was just kept telling myself "you got this Amy, you got this!" ahhhhhhhh I got in and I made myself be calm and there I went...... Ok first of all I am not a fan of roundabouts but the roundabouts in the UK are even crazier, I got pretty lost and then..... what the heck is up with narrow streets and the cars parked eveywhere. There is no way two cars going in opposite directions can fit let alone when cars are parked. I hope my credit card covers the scratches from the bushes I found. ahhhmmm I made it to my little hotel inn thing. Lets just say the pictures did not accurately describe the condition of the place. I was so thankful just to be there. I do have my own room though so that's nice. I was a little scared but I was so tired I did not care.
So today when I realized how crazy it would be to try and drive in London and all the costs and fees in doing I opted to leave the car at the Inn and take the train. Good call on my part. I don't think I could have done that. So I found my way into the heart of London and walked to the Buckingham Palace, its seemed like a pretty good palace to start. People where crowded everywhere and I soon realized it was because of the "Changing of the Guard". There was so many people I really could not see. I thought about yelling "princess Kate is going out the back way" but thought it best not to. I then observed these 3 young adult girls going around pick pocketing people. I was standing right next to them and I realized something seemed odd and sure enough they where pressing up against people in the crowds and opening purses and backpacks. I was looking for a police officer but they where to busy with crowds. They seen me watching them and kinda took off. I was like "no way I have only been here like and hour". I then walked all over the area taking in the sights and culture. I did not get to go into anything like Westminster Abby b/c it all costs money. But I went as far as I could and then my feet started screaming at me that they where done. So I found my way back through train stations and subways to the place I am staying. I am now sitting in a coffee shop near my place that is about to close.
Not sure yet what tomorrow holds but I think I am going to drive somewhere a little out of London and then I having dinner with my friends Joe and Nancy Biggs. On Saturday I head to Wales.
I am excited for this time, but I am not at ease yet as everything is all new and I am alone, but today as I walked to streets of London I prayed, sang and new my best friend was with me.
The Ward family adventures by Amy Ward