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... Square and onto Buckingham Palace to see the changing of the guard. Then up Constitution Hill to Harrods where we met Hannah and Joel. We weren't disappointed as we welcomed by an opera singer as we went up Harrod 's escalators. Mike brought our grandson Flynn a lovely Paddington Bear in Wellington boots and a book about Paddington visiting Buckingham Palace. I lashed out on and ...
... Street. There I did some window shopping and engulfed in trying on some traditional English hats. After a quick lunch, I headed to Westminster via the tube to meet up with Juli. From there, everything got a little but....let's use the word...unscripted. I arrived at the abbey just before 2:30 and went to sign up for the tour. Unfortunately, they decided not to offer that tour today (they were short staffed). So, I waited by the entrance ...
... night and always have huge crowds. As we walked our guide gave us a lot of history of London's East End during the 1800's especially the deplorable conditions. I appreciated the way our guide pointed out architecture and buildings that remain from that time. This was my last full day in London. I truly enjoyed every minute of this trip and can't wait to go back. I learned so much about history, the city, and traveling ...
... and relaxed over afternoon tea. Then we went back up to our rooms and got ready for dinner at Le Gavroche. Everyone except for Brumma got the Saddle of Rabbit who got John Dory. Dessert was Ginger and Chocolate Malt Ice Cream. I got Bitter Dark Chocolate Indulgence with a pure gold leaf. It was delicious and I ate every morsel. It was actually 24 karat gold and it just tasted like paper. Really expensive paper.
pending nuptials. That done we located a nice coffee shop and drank … wine.
Arriving home just before the Barbe guest did, we delved
straight into cooking, chatting, eating and not to mention drinking. In fact so
much of this was done that no photos got taken at all, except a little man with a DS.
A big thanks to Annie and Helen, along with Rena and Ruth
for making the afternoon, slash evening so awesome.