Women's Soccer Update From Europe - Entry 3
During their 11-day trip to Europe the LMU women's soccer team will be updating friends and family here on LMULions.com. Our third update comes courtesy Deprise Brazel and Etajha Gilmer.
May 14, 2012
Wednesday was met with a special treat with a tour through Wembley stadium, one of the largest stadiums in the world, that has hosted the greatest players in the game. More importantly, it has the record for the most amount of bathrooms anywhere with 2,618 toilets. MIND BLOWING. We were lucky enough to view changing rooms, walk out on the field as the professionals would, sit in royal box seating and even lift the FA Cup. For the first time since we arrived in London, we had time for ourselves to do whatever we wanted before taking a boat tour. Some players chose to go to a museum, some players walked through beautiful Kensington Gardens in Hyde Park in the rain and illegally picked flowers, fed the squirrels and pigeons, despite signs warning them not to, and others opted to simply shop around locally. Tomorrow, we face our first European opponent and we hope to thoroughly hand them a beat down and show these English girls why Americans are just that much better. (Sorry Fell).
Until next time.... Holla!
Everyday seems to be getting better and better!Our first adventure was visiting Windsor Castle on the outskirts of London. And guess who was there - the Queen! We all got to meet her and try on her crown...just kidding! But she was there. At the castle, we walked though St.Georges Chapel and many rooms of the castle. The Castle is adorned with so much detail, its so gorgeous. I wish I was allowed to take pictures, like outside, were permitted. My favorite sections were the dollhouse replica of the castle and the 60 photographs for 60 years to honor the Queen's diamond jubilee. Finally we were able to meet Rachel Fell's family at her house! Her parents and grandparents re so sweet and were great hosts. I especially enjoyed talking (but mostly listening) with her grandmother! Even though it was a short visit, we had a great time and filled our bellies to prepare for our game against Charlton Ladies.