Today was a fun and exciting day! It was an early start to the day, which was a little rough because Melanie and I were unable to fall asleep until after 4am this morning (giggles and song writing did not help). Despite a little exhaustion, we woke up, got ready, and boarded the bus at 9am.
The first stop was Kenilworth Castle and it was beautiful. We were able to walk up to the gate and take some great pictures, including an obligatory awkward family photo with Melanie, Lauren, Rose, Alexis and I. We walked around the gates a little and then got back on the bus to go to Coventry Cathedral.
Coventry Cathedral was a fascinating church. Seeing the light shine through the stained glass windows, even on a gloomy day, was amazing. There was a tapestry, the second largest in the world, covering the whole wall before the altar. Jesus is shown seated, surrounded by the four Evangelists. It was an incredible work of art. Our group was fortunate to have been able to see the Litany of Reconciliation. The priest presented a short speech and closed by including us in a simple prayer ‘Father forgive’.
We saved the best for last (in my opinion at least) by visiting Warwick Castle. We ate lunch in their café and then began to tour the castle. The setting was unbelievable. It’s crazy to think that people actually lived in these castles! We climbed to the top of the towers by taking spiral staircases…it was roughly 500 steps! There was also a bird show that was very entertaining.
Alexis, Corinne and I went to an Indian Restaurant for dinner and it was delicious! It was a fun experience also. The waiters greeted us by taking our coats and then unfolded our napkins and set them on our lap. We ordered dishes to share including Chicken Hande and Lamb Tikkah something. We got fried rice and garlic naan with it as well. I really enjoyed it! We then went to meet another group at a pub and ordered drinks and dessert. It was a great day!