This morning, Lindsey and I got up at 7:30 to go to Westminster Abbey for Communion at 8:00. There were only about eight people there altogether, and it was over by about 8:30. I enjoyed hearing the Mass said by a female priest, because the Abbey is still affiliated with the Church of England. We were not meeting our class until 10:00 to go to Manchester, so we had some time to kill.
We went to Euston Station (the meeting place), and had breakfast at a place called Cafe Rouge. Eventually, the rest of the class arrived, and it was time to go to Manchester. We got to Manchester around noon time, had lunch, then went to the Manchester City Football Club. Manchester bid twice for the Olympics to be held there and lost their bids both times. They did get to hold the Commonwealth Games once. Because of their failed Olympic bids, they have some impressive sporting arenas that are now used for both sports and concerts.
We had the rest of the afternoon to wander around. We did a little shopping, found a few vintage stores, then met back up at 7:15 to head back. The highlight of our purchases was definitely the American flag patterned leggings all of us got for the soccer game. When we got back, we went to Horse Guard’s Parade (the beach volleyball venue) to pick up our soccer tickets for Thursday!