The day began with an 8:00 breakfast, then a long bus ride to the town of Salisbury. We started with a bang by taking a tour of the Salisbury Cathedral spire with our tour guide, Ray. We climbed over 340 stairs in order to reach the top of the spire and walk out on the balcony, which had an amazing view of the town of Salisbury. Once we got down and out of the spire we had a nice homemade lunch on the cathedral front lawn.
After lunch, we had a very taxing tour with our amazing tour guide, Rodney!! Oh Rodney, what a guy. While on our tour we heard the beautiful organ as well as a choir accompanied by an orchestra. With the open space it was a truly moving experience. Once we finished our tour, we headed over to the market place. Megan headed out with the rest of the girls for ANOTHER shopping trip while Mr. Jim, Peter, Hayden, and I visited a music shop as well as a vinyl record pop up shop in the market. Then, we hopped back into the bus and took a quick drive over to Old Sarum. Old Sarum is where the cathedral was originally located before it was in Salisbury. We took a short amount of time in Old Sarum to reflect on our day and take notes in our journal. We then got back on the bus to take the long journey home.
When we finally got home, team Nona: Mrs. Anna, Megan P, Anna B, Olivia H, and I, made tacos for the group. Megan P. made the refried beans, Anna B. cut up the lettuce and tomatoes, Olivia H. cut up the onion and set the table, Mrs. Anna baked the taco shells, while I cooked and seasoned the meat.
To finish our day off, we played outside on the nearby playground, and then headed over to the Holy Trinity Privett church for Compline.
Here concludes our day!
-Megan P and Parker P
We are young people on a spiritual journey that began five years ago. We are members of Old Donation Episcopal Church in Virginia Beach. These ten days in England, France, and Belgium are a culmination of our study of the Christian faith. We are on a pilgrimage of exploration and discernment as we approach the sacrament of Confirmation in the Fall.