I am almost as tall
Right off the plane and on no sleep we met our delegation manager, Jacob, or J-Dogg as we came to call him. He looks like a cross between Mike Myers doing Simon on SNL, Norm from There’s Something About Mary, and McLovin. Believe me it took us a few weeks to come up with the perfect combination of characters to describe him. He is what I would describe a stereotypical English school nerd. Young kid, about 21, not very wise in the ways of the world. He would come to annoy me tremendously later in the trip. Our first stop on the way from the airport was Windsor Castle. I am told this is where the queen stays on the weekends. We walked around Windsor Square like zombies for a while. While we were waiting to get on the bus my girl puked again.
"Look kids, Big Ben, Parliment"
This time she got the back of my pants. After lunch we went to the London Eye. It is the largest Ferris wheel in the world. Although someone told us that there is a bigger one somewhere in Asia. You could see it from all over London. It was really neat because the bubble capsules you ride in are made of glass. You could see 360 degree views of London. It takes over 30 minutes to go once around. As we were waiting to board the puking had become an epidemic and four other kids were keeled over in agony. We had to split the delegation into two groups. We decided we would have one sick bubble and one healthy bubble. The quarantined bubble went first and as they were stepping on one girl was puking into a plastic bag. I am surprised they even let us on! Since she had puked the most we decided to nick name her “Ralph” for the rest of the trip. Luckily I was on the healthy bubble. The views were great but some of the kids were so hot and tired that the fell asleep right on the floor of the bubble. I didn’t blame them.