Farewell London

Our ten day whirlwind tour is over and we had such an amazing time. Loved seeing my friend and her boys and friends.
To catch up, here is my favorite picture from each day.
Day 1 Arrival in Putney

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Lego madness at Harrod’s

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Waterloo Bridge in the rain

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Parliament Square in a VERY smelly phone box

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Taking the ferry bus from Putney to Shakespeare Globe theater to see Taming of the Shrew

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To Greenwich to see the Curry Sark and

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Meridian line at the Royal Observatory

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Trying on Churchill’s hat at the War Rooms

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Hiring a convertible Fiat 500C to tour

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Stonehenge

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Touring the Tower of London and Tower Bridge

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St Paul’s end of year fete with David Cameron et al

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Driving across Salisbury Plain to Bath

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Tank Crossings

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Final Tube ride to Liverpool Street as we head to Edinburgh

Taming of the Shrew

Jacob confessed later that he really had not expected to enjoy the play – he was going because I wanted to go.

As he was giggling and shouting with laughter about dive minutes in, I am glad he was so accommodating and so was he!

Last picture before the start

We got to see a bit of London at night from Millennium Bridge

From Jacob’s super telephoto lens!

Poets

Today we toured Westminster Abbey and saw Shakespeare’s monument (he is buried in Stratford) and finished our evening at the Globe with Taming of the Shrew. I loved it and Jacob surprised himself by loving it as well. He was very surprised to learn how bawdy the Bard was! He laughed and laughed. Ended the evening with a moonrise walk across the Millennium Bridge to St Paul’s and night buses and slow (and confusing) trains back to Putney. Snagged the last pizza as the pizza place was closing and ate half of it on the way home.
Awesome evening. (And Jacob walked over 30,000 steps today! I got 28k)

Putney and the River Thames

We are here! Train to Clapham and then quick change to the Putney train. Walked out of the train station just as a double decker bus pulled up. Loved the look on Jacob’s face!
Quick stop at Three on High Street to buy a sim card and am now connected again.
Shower, unpacking and then out to grab a late lunch.

Long Night

Saw wind turbines in the sea as we came into view of England. Nice glimpse of the cliffs along the coast but then cloud cover all the way into Gatwick.
Jacob and I were the only ones excited that it was rainy and cool!
Westjet from Vancouver was long but awesome crew and plane. Only problem was the lights in our section were stuck on all night. Even with a sleep mask it was hard to sleep. So our first day in London will be a long one in many ways as the Solstice is right around the corner.