So. Tired. It’s caught up with me, officially. This morning was rough. Annie and I barely talked when we got up or at breakfast because that takes too much effort. We walked for 30 minutes to BBC Bristol, which was a little too much physical activity for my exhausted body. The visit was a little odd in that we didn’t exactly feel super welcome there by the higher up people, but most of the staff were super nice. We were there for a very long time and the highlight was definitely talking with the producer of Planet Earth. He showed us all kinds of clips and told us cool stories about shooting nature out in the wild. After that, we had a tour of the facility. We’ve seen so many news rooms in the past week that I think we were all kind of over it. When that was over, we went to a river walk area for lunch and some ice cream. We had a few hours to kill, so we ate and walked the area. You can tell we are all so dead on our feet, so I’m thankful to have a few extra hours before dinner to relax and pack. Tonight we are going to dinner in Bristol at a place called Zero Degrees, which should be yummy and full of laughter since it’s our last night together.
Today’s post will conclude my daily reflection posts. It’s bittersweet, but mainly sweet. I’ve loved my time in the UK. The countryside is unlike anything I’ve ever seen and London was a dream come true. But NOTHING beats my family. 19 days is a long time for me to be away from them and I cannot wait to see them and hug them again. I’ve got some gifts and all kinds of stories to tell them. The main reason I wrote everyday was for them. I can’t wait to have air conditioning, Chickfila sweet tea, my car, my friends, Norman, Starbucks, normal (to me) portion sizes, Starbucks and alone time. I’ve loved every second of this trip and I’m so thankful to OU and Gaylord College and my parents for allowing me to go. What an amazing opportunity to see the world at such a young age. If you have the chance to study abroad, DO IT!
Knowing that I’ll be home TOMORROW
Being so tired