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Day 5, London

So, we woke up and went to breakfast this morning here at Kingston University and it was GREAT! The eggs looked and tasted like eggs, the cereal wasn’t a cardboard block and the sausages and bacon were delicious. I think we’ve turned a culinary corner here, folks.
Today the U12 boys didn’t have a game or training, so we, the Williams and the Wilkinsons, decided to hitch a ride with the U16 and U17 teams to downtown London. We held up the bus a bit because we were finishing up our laundry, but they were gracious enough to let us bum a ride. Our first stop was LillyWhites (http://www.urbanpath.com/london/general-sports-shops/lillywhites.htm), a mega soccer store. Yes, we found some things, and no, Peter is never allowed to go in there with his wallet.
In front of Lilly Whites is Piccadilly Circus (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Picadilly_Circus). This was our starting off point. From there we went through Trafalgar Square (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trafalgar_Square) on our way to White Hall (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitehall). Here we saw the Parliament buildings and the changing of the guards at the Horse Guards Building (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horse_Guards_(building).
Next we saw Big Ben (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Ben), the London Eye (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Eye) and the River Thames (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/River_Thames). We had a snack of pastries and gelato back at Piccadilly Circus and then boarded the coaches and headed back to campus. There we had a well-seasoned dinner which even included a SALAD BAR! It was a great day!