On Friday we woke up really early to catch a bus to go to Oxford. We found bus tickets for one pound each, the only catch was that we had to leave at 5:30 in the morning. Oxford is a very cool city, much different than Cambridge. It is much bigger and busier, with lots of busses and traffic zooming all over whereas Cambridge has much more of a small town feel to it. We saw several of the colleges, and many of the spots where they film the Harry Potter movies. Also went to the college where C.S. Lewis taught, and had dinner at the Eagle and Child where the Inklings used to meet. The Inklings were a group that included J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis would meet to discuss the books they were writing and other things. We actually got to sit at the very table where they would meet, and on the wall they had pictures of them and a framed piece of paper where they had all signed their names.
I went with a few other BYU students, two of which knew a former BYU student who is a faculty member there now. She took us on a tour and was able to get us into a few places for free, like the tower of St. Mary's Cathedral that had an amazing view of the city. At the end of the tour we went to the Oxford Museum of Natural History where they have the last remaining soft tissue from a dodo bird, a dodo bird skeleton, some dinosaur skeletons, and shrunken heads from south america that were used in one of the harry potter movies.
I spent most of Saturday studying. I also found out that my camera arrive, but it is being held hostage by Cambridge customs until i pay them 70 dollars, so I am going tomorrow to see what i can do about that. Luckily one of the other girls in the program has an extra camera, so I have been using it for the last few days, the only thing is she does not have a computer cord for it so I still can't upload any pictures.
Yesterday I taught primary again, it was just me and two five year olds. I taught for the first five minutes and then we ended up drawing pictures on the blackboard for the next half hour. After church we went to the American Military Cemetery that is here in Cambridge. There were dozens of American air bases in the Cambridge-shire area, and many are buried there along with a memorial to all the air men that were lost fighting over the english channel and Europe.
After which we had a testimony meeting in the Kings Chapel.
That's all for now, I will start uploading pictures this week for sure so expect more frequent posts of mainly just pictures.