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Travel Blogs from London
... today at the summit it was a very different story. Incredibly cold.
When we returned to a more reasonable temperature at ground level, we caught a bus on the same route to return to the city centre. There is located, what is called, "The Fortress" which is perched high on, what looks like a massive granite-like hill.
The Fortress was built, as the name applies, to protect the city and dates back at least 700 AD. To ...
... Lol! In true tourist style we started snapping pictures of everything. We knew we had "moved on up" when we saw we would be riding in a Mercedes van! Hey now! We slapped each other high five, took another picture and got in the van.
The driver said, "Are you here on holiday?" as we settled into the ride. George replied, "No, there's no holiday, we are on vacation from the US." The driver just looked at us. Oh!!! It hit us! In England, holiday means ...
... Lucy decided that she was to shy to see the Queen so we decided to just walk past and wave!
We had a snack in the park and we saw swans, I think even some Pelicans and squirrels.
The Palace was very busy as it was time for the Changing of the Guards. We saw the Guards on their horses leaving the Palace and the gardens surrounding the Palace were very pretty.
The Queen was home but we didn't see her waving.
Dec 2 - 8
Monday: My niece Eliza is 14! Holy cow. That amazing teeny tiny baby I first saw in a small crib in New York in 1999 is practically a grown up...totally frightening. We grabbed a tasty dinner at Wagamama to celebrate.
Earlier in the day Chris and I grabbed a pulled pork sandwich and a Burger (with Marrow bone...which seems to be a trend recently) at the Ric************* Royal lane in Greenwich. We talked to the ...
... it was 45 minutes to the next one, so we had a cuppa on the “Gagarin Terrace” which is an absolute haven of peace and tranquility compared to the rest of London. It was hugely relaxing sipping on an Earl Gray listening to the birds! I was thinking of going to the Planetarium show but found out it was an extra £6.50 (A$11.20) and around this time GG also realized that it was late in the day and our “off peak” rail ticket may soon stop working, so ...