The Red Cow
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... to the queen's ladies on Lady-in-Waiting Lane and walked under the arch that is nearly all that is left of the former royal palace here. Then we walked up the hill to the Terrace Gardens that look out over the fields and trees to the River Thames. This is a high rent district up here. We walked past Mick Jagger's home, Downe House, and saw Pete Townshend's home, The Wick, just down the block. The views are spectacular from the top of Richmond Hill all the way ...
... cars, but it was massive. After a coffee and pain chocolat (Cory's favorite French pastry) in the station's coffee shop, we boarded the train and settled in for the two hour ride. The ride was smooth and quiet, unlike the garrulous French family who sat in front of us. We read our books and relaxed and were in London before noon.
We took the tube, which is the Underground here instead of ...
... us and breakfast was absolutely fantastic.
Day 11 over and 125 miles in total completed to date. Tomorrow is the really big one with 23 miles to do in one day.......cripes!!!
Today's interesting facts from the QI elves are:
* Richmond was founded in 1071;
* Reeth will host a stage of the Tour de France this year;
* Fudge originated in the USA and its earliest known origins date back to 1886.
I go upstairs and book my ticket for a London Cruise on the Thames and the London Eye (the big Ferris wheel on the river). The last time I was here I never had the time to go to this because of time commitments with the kids. I am so glad I had the opportunity to go this time. My cruise is at 12:45 pm and my London Eye is at 3:30 pm. I scheduled the London Eye at 3:30 pm because it is the only one that is occupied by a guide. I don't think it ...
... Lego in a blow up snow globe, Burberry truck blowing bubbles, it's great, even though it's raining. All of us including Vicky head to a local bar and have a pint or two and say goodbye, she's back to NZ for Xmas and her 30th tomorrow. Julia spills a pint over my legs, nice - and promptly starts to tear up, our queue to leave. Head back via tube, it's Saturday night and busy! Then walk the few blocks home to Baz's past Sainsbury's local where we get some bits ...