Friday, April 25, 2008

Last Day in London

This morning we got on the tube and went over to Borough Market. Borough is home of the world's best cheese and onion grilled sandwich, among other amazing food. We shared a sandwich, and walked along the Thames eastbound to the London Bridge and Tower Hill. The Bridge celebrated it's 100th birthday in 1994. We went all the way to the top, and all the way to the bottom where the engines used to power the bridge up and down. From there we made some final rounds at Westminster, Regent Street, over to Carnaby and Oxford Circus, and ended in a little plaza for dinner.

I've had so much fun in London, and will definitely miss it! Having Mom and Dad here as been the best way to end the adventure. We've had so much fun together!


We LOVE Paris in the springtime!

In two days, and one night, we conquered Paris! We saw Saint Chapelle, Notre Dame, the Latin Quarter, walked aloong the Seine, consumed a few baguettes, saw the Royal Opera House, Galeries Lafayette, went to the Musee D' Orsay, The Orangerie, Walked from the Louvre up along the Champs Elysees, saw Napoleon's tomb in Les Invalides, the Rodin Museum, and enjoyed the beautiful weather!
Saint ChapelleOut front of Notre DameParis baby!On a bridge by Notre Dame overlooking The SeineNotre DamePadre and the Mona LisaGood thing Mom and Dad were there to hold up the Eiffel!Walking up the Champs... just before our feet fell off I was able to snap a shot of the sunset.Me and Mom in the middle of the road!In the Musee D' OrsayThe Thinker, Les Invalides, and Mom and Dad all in oneMonet's Waterlilies at the Orangerie. Part of the two oval shaped rooms that display his murals.

We had so much fun on our little jaunt to Paris. The weather was perfect, and so was our hotel. We loved every minute of it!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Three Londoners

We started the day off at the British Museum where we saw the Rosetta Stone, Ram in a Thicket, Standard of Ur, and so much more. We walked over to Covent Garden and ate lunch out on the patio. It was delicious! After lunch we walked all the way to St. James Park, through to Buckingham Palace. It was such a great day we ended up sitting in sun chairs in Green Park. We topped off the afternoon with some shopping along Piccadilly and went to London Bridge where we enjoyed overlooking the River Thames. Lunch in Covent Garden
On our way to BuckinghamOn the bridge in St. James ParkBeautiful Mom with beautiful tulips at BuckinghamAt BuckinghamEnjoying a coke, while Dad works on his blackberry in his "fort"On the Millenial Bridge after dinner

We had a lot of fun exploring London today!

Monday, April 21, 2008

A Wicked Day at Cambridge

This morning we got tickets for the Broadway play Wicked. From there, we went to King's Cross station and caught a train to Cambridge. Forty Five minutes later, we were in the heart of Cambridge! Knowing Dad, I wasn't surprised when we ate a nice lunch, where we shared traditional fish and chips, and then went into each of the separate colleges of Cambridge. My favorite was King's College. It was such a nice day for walking around the city and soaking in the college life at Cambridge. We made made our way back to London, and stopped in at the British Library for a look. From there, we went back to Victoria and ate lunch at an Italian restaurant and made it to Wicked just in time. I love Wicked! We had a great day, and had so much fun, and walked ourselves silly!Welcome to Cambridge!Trinity CollegePunting at Cambridge, one of their favorite past times in the city, it's famous!Enjoying the view from one of the many bridges.King's College groundsGrounds at Trinity CollegeAbsolutely WICKED!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Love, Set, Match

We have been all over London today! This morning we started off with a walk in Hyde Park. As we were walking over to Speaker's Corner, the most disgusting thing happened! A pigeon full on nailed me! GROSS! Luckily, we had napkins, and cleaned it up out of my hair, face, jacket, jeans, and shoe! We walked along the Serpentine River over to Kensington Gardens and Notting Hill. We got on the tube and headed to Wimbledon. Wimbledon was probably the highlight of the day. Once we got off the train, we walked for about fifteen minutes until we found ourselves at the gate of Wimbledon right in the middle of a neighborhood. We spent some time in the Wimbledon Museum, and had lunch at the cafe. From there, we headed to Kew Gardens. There are three hundred acres of botanical delights grace Kew Gardens, which lies on the south bank of the Thames River between Richmond and Kew in the suburbs of south-west London. The gardens are Royal because for many years the estates that now form the gardens were owned by members of the Royal family. Eww! Cleaning up after the pigeon disaster!In Kensington Gardens at Mom's favorite cottage.Actual plates and cups of Wimbledon!Hangin' out at Wimbledon.Mom having the traditional strawberries and cream at Wimbledon!So cute!Venus, Serena, and Sampras.Kew Gardens.Green house fog.
Papsk and me on the tube, we spent a lot of time on the tube today! We had so much fun!