OK so I haven't updated in forever, so I'll do two posts for the past two weekends. First, I'll do Oxford, London, Stratford Upon Avon, and Windsor. So we go to Oxford at the same time as Mom and Trent, and it was great to see them. We had a lot of fun and saw a lot of oxford, even going punting in the river which was a lot of fun. It's amazing how beautiful Oxford is, it really is a special place. We saw a lot of the town and I showed them around Worcester College, which is equally impressive. Mom left that Wednesday to go back to the US, and Trent, Jill, Mr. Dave, and Mrs. Janet left Thursday to meet up with Dad, Wendy, and Jade in London. Unfortunately, their flight got delayed so they got there Friday morning. We ate and went on a boat tour Thursday afternoon with Mr. Dave and Mrs. Janet, which was a lot of fun and good to get a preview of stuff we'd see in more depth the next day. Friday, we went on a guided tour with a guide named Glen, who was awesome. We started with changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace, and then met up with the late crew. They were really tired from the flight, but they hit the ground running as we drove through london. We saw EVERYTHING, including the Tower of London, which looks like a Lord of the Rings Castle and was really neat with the history, Westminster Abbey, Abbey Road, the Parliament Building, the London Eye, London and Tower Bridges, Big Ben, and a lot of stuff in between that I can't think of off the top of my head. We were all exhausted after a full day of touring, so we ate and went to bed fairly early. The next day, Dad, Trent, and I decided to go to Wimbledon. We queued up at 9:30, and the gates opened at like 10:30. The Williams sisters were playing in the final, so it wasn't too long of a wait to get it. Somehow, we ended up buying No. 1 Court Seats at the gate. We figured they'd be up high, but we were still really excited. When we got in, we went to find the seats and realized that they were center court 4th row! While we waited for our matches (girls final and guys doubles), we watched some guys play wheelchair doubles, which was amazing. The guys are insanely good. We ended up having a blast there, and left to do a Jack the Ripper tour that night with Glen. The tour was good and very greusome, Glen was a great guide. The next day the Matthews left for Germany and Dad's crew headed back to Oxford with us. That Monday we met Wendy, Dad, Trent, and Jade at the Windsor Racecourse to watch the horse races. The races were a blast, their tracks are much different than Kentucky- you couldn't really see the horses until the end and the track is in like a figure 8. It was fun, and everyone ended up winning (the Brits are dumb gamblers). The next day, we went to see Julius Caesar by the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford Upon Avon. The theatre was like one in Shakespeare's time, which was really neat. The performance was great, and very dark and bloody. The next day, the crew left to go to Paris. This first week and a half was an amazing way to start Oxford, I had a blast.