London

18 Sep

To finish off our vacation story… We left Paris and took a train ride under the chunnel and over to London. I {heart} London! It’s so green and full of rich colors!

Riding the London Eye was great! It was a prefect way to see the city from above. The weather here changes from minute to minute and makes for some exciting times! We walked to the eye in the wind and threats of rain. By the time we got on the rain clouds had passed and the skies were clear! Our strolls in London usually involved the parks at some point. This was our favorite part! So green and so beautiful! We spent an afternoon lazily sitting in the park enjoying our my ice cream 🙂 We were lucky enough to even fit in 3 shows! We saw Jersey Boys (J’s favorite!), Les Miserables and Love Never Dies. Quick little brag moment: Love Never Dies is Andrew Lloyd Weber’s new sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, which isn’t coming to the US until Fall of 2011! We loved it! Nick Jonas was even in Les Mis! So I would say we pretty much scored big time in the show department! 🙂

Riding the Underground is an experience all of its own! We are proud to say we never got lost and used it many times! woo hoo!

We spent most of the days wandering around the city seeing all that we could. We watched the changing of the guard (which was a lot longer than we expected it to be). It was this huge production with tons of people involved and tons of people watching all to finish with this one poor little guy left standing by his lonesome. Actually, he was very tall. So a poor tall guy standing by his lonesome. Of course one cannot go to London without doing a little shopping in Harrods! We took a little day-cation away from London and went to see Stonehenge, Salisbury Cathedral and Bath. We were amazed at how far those huge stones had to be moved at Stonehenge. At Salisbury Cathedral were were able to see 1 of 4 copies of the Magna Carta that was written in 1200! So crazy! Then we pretended we were in a Jane Austen novel while we strolled around Bath… ok maybe that was just me 🙂 All in all our time here was fabulous! I loved all the accents and the sites! We are trying to figure out how we can spend more time here in the future!

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2 Responses to “London”

  1. Keely September 20, 2010 at 6:16 am #

    When I went to London we did a lot of the same things..The Eye, The Baths…etc. I adore London- it really is the most vibrantly colored city in the way of parks and such. Funny thing though…when you went to Stonehenge, wasn’t it weird the way you are just driving along and it pops up on the side of the road? I don’t know what I was expecting, but I always figured this majestic place would have to be accessed by donkeys or something :0)

    I may be totally alone with this thought…so excuse me for being a weirdo.

  2. Just Another Doctor's Wife September 24, 2010 at 8:04 am #

    Just came across your blog! Nice to “meet” you! Glad you got to escape to London – I studied there for a year and your entry made me nostalgic. WElcome back!

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