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... then swing around weights that were being hung by his eye sockets.
The irony was not lost on me that 2/3 men I saw perform were Australian.
After walking around the city for about 6 hours and enjoying a soy mocha from one of the many cafes Daniel and Rachel took me out to dinner for Vietnamese, which sorry Dad but I didn't get a chance to take a photo of the food, was much too hungry.
All in all, a pretty awesome day.
Will hopefully add pictures ...
... that awaited us Saturday. We awoke Saturday with the inevitable butterflies that accompany a voyage into the unknown and made our way out of the hotel and to Heathrow Airport Terminal 4. Bracing ourselves for the chaos of Departures for which Heathrow is stereotypically known for, we were through the bag drop queue in 15 mins and passed through security without incidence within 5 mins (faster than on any of our previous trips through East Midlands and Birmingham ...
... Breakfast was rather simple though a full English one was available, along with granola, yogurt, toast and coffee/tea. Betsy and I planned a walk to the Chelsea Physic Garden for the day, meeting up with the Greenwich folks at a very good fish and chips place in the theatre district. We covered over 12 miles. We stopped on our way to the garden at the Royal Albert Hall and took a tour of the facility. It is grand and a very busy venue. They produce something like 350 shows a year. ...
... for them while I wait, and eventually they sneak back over to the car to get a look at the murungu, the white person. I open the door and give them each a candy. I don’t have any left and I worry that soon an entire village of kids will show up for candy, but that’s about the time Philip locates the right fuse and replaces it. The car starts without difficulty, and he pulls some shillings out of his wallet to give to the guys ...
But, after a nice sprint through both stations, we made it to the theatre.
Our original plan was to have dinner first. HA! We had pringles and sweets because we ran out of time.
The show was really good, but it definitely was the pre-show that I will remember in 10 years time.