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... the Underground in a huge Westfield shopping centre - obviously built for all the Games visitors - and browsed awhile through the very expensive and exclusive stores before walking over to the Queen Elizabeth Stadium.
Unfortunately for us the Stadium is undergoing conversion to a permanent soccer ground which be the home ground of West Ham United, and was closed to visitors! We had a look at the Aquatic Centre and wandered a bit looking at the extensive building works going on around ...
... the market is now only held on a Sunday so being Wednesday the area was packed with parked cars and certainly no sign of a market place. With no further rain we walked across to the Tower of London. This is again a very famous palace and fortress castle located on the north bank of the River Thames. By now it was after 5 pm and the castle was closed to visitors. We were not disappointed as we have previously visited but just happened to be ...
... shouts of (probably inebriated) 20-somethings were disturbing at first, but then I realized what I was listening to sounded exactly like what Saturday nights in my dorm at St. Olaf sounded like. After that I managed to do what I always did at St. Olaf, which is mentally turn the party into white noise and use the bass as a rhythm to slow down my breathing. Worked like a charm. Overall the night was better than I expected it to be, but I'm still excited to check out tomorrow.
... tour to Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and
Bath. Our tour with Golden Tours had been cancelled. So this was
our back up. Our tour guide was Spanish and translated everything into Spanish
which was funny as we were finally glad to be in an English speaking country after weeks of difficult translations. Our pick up was late so then our tour was late by around 15
minutes. However, the tour itself was good. We knew that most of it would be
travelling between the places, ...
... and a tour of how it all works, very interesting for Brodes. Marni enjoyed jumping down all the stairs and running across the glass floor.
What a long day! We had a very cold trip home on the open bus tour and went straight to dinner at Bill Wyman's Sticky Fingers restaurant and met up with Aunty Anne (Matt's aunty, Roz’s sister). Lucky it was close to home, the kids were exhausted.