Hey guys!!! This is my first blog while being in the UK!! It has been a crazy 2 days since we have been here. I left at 1230 saturday morning and got to london at 6 in the morning on sunday!!! The plane flight was long but it wasnt bad. They showed like 7 movies so i just watched movies the whole time. I arrived at the airport and there was a Hertfordshire welcome group. There was like 6 of us that arrived at around the same time, so we were the first group to get taken to the university. There was 1 guy from wisconsin, 1 girl from west virginia, a guy from ou, and a guy from connecticut! We all bonded really quick. They are all really cool!!
Well once we got to the campus we went strait to a welcome area and we got our paperwork packet and hung around there for like an hour. Than they took us to get our room key and stuff. It took forever. Well i finally got to my room and the flat, what they call it, was really wierd. I will post pictures later. Theres a hall with 3 rooms than another hall connected that has 2 showers and a bathroom, they are like closets, its crazy. Theres a kitchen to ur right, which 6 people share. The smell rieked, there were nats everywhere. The dishes were piled up in the sink. I couldnt handle it so i sat there and clean the kitchen for an hour cause it was ridiculous. The rooms are alright, nothing special, i dont have internet in my room yet, and no tv, its wierd!!! Well we unpacked and cleaned for like 2 hours and than we all met up and than got taken to the ASDA, which is a walmart. They dropped us off and said they will be back in an hour. We finished in an hour and sat in the front for another hour and 45 min, the store even closed. They forgot us or something!! There was like 15 of us! Than we dropped our groceries off and went to the ELLE HOUSE which is a pub like right downf rom my dorm. Its the hangout spot. We got some food and had some beers for like 4 hours than went and passed out. We had no sleep for like 36 hours.
We had our first orientation meeting at like 10 this morning, and have had nonstop stuff all day!! WE finally got done and went back to the ELLE HOUSE and hung out til they closed at 11. Bars close at 11 here, its crazy!!! All the students from the US that ive met are really cool and we have a good time.. Theres like 9 people from OU, its crazy!!
Im having a good time but its tiring. This is only monday and we have stuff all week. We have some fun stuff though, some day trips this weekend to St. Albans and Londond, and than a medieval banquet on wed in london. Well i have to be up at 830, so im gonna hit the sack. I will try to blog again this weekend!! Everybody have a great week!!!