Today, the University provided the international students with a trip to Leeds Castle, most famous for housing Henry VIII’s wife, Catherine of Aragon. It was raining, as is appropriate for the United Kingdom. The Seattle-ite in all of us was dismayed by the excessive use of the umbrella, but they kept us slightly more dry than we would have been otherwise. Our short break for hot potato leek soup was most welcome, and our tour through the heated castle was magnificent fun.
Rachel, Chloe, John, Alyssa, the Sarahs, and I gallivanted through the ebony-floored hallways, taking pictures whenever inspired. We discovered a baby Jesus with no hand, two lonely armor-plated arms mounted above a door, and absolutely gorgeous views of the rainy English countryside far below.