Tower of London

Trip Start Apr 17, 2009
Trip End Ongoing

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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Today I slept in... a nice soft big bed in the Marylebone Hotel!! Huge difference between that and an economy seat in a Boeing 777, I tell you what.  I meant to get up early and see some sights but the bed was too comfy.  So I finally got up and decided to brave the Tube and find my way to the Tower of London.  17 pounds later I was touring with about 50 other tourists, listening to a Yeoman brief us - and since I got there so late, it was brief.. from what I gather, there is quite a history there - beheading, torture, lots of very cool architecture... William the 1st commenced building it in the 11th century.  Quite amazing.  I will go back for sure...but at this juncture I just didn't have enough time to soak it all up!!  There was way too much to see for the short time I was there.  By the way, I did go through the building that contains the Crown Jewels, and man..... so many sparkle-ees... I think my favorite crown was Queen Mary II - it was exquisite!!!!  Not that they all weren't but this one was my favorite.. (see pic!!)  But alas, I have to get up early in the morning to go to work..  I am taking a train to Reading (pronounced Redding) to begin my introduction to the Schlumberger/Europe environment... Yikes!  I hope it goes well... But so far, the weather has been great - which is lucky for me as London weather is notorious for yuckiness.  Off to Aberdeen, Scotland tomorrow evening!!  More then.  Hey, I am getting better at writing more now.. I guess the jet-lag is slowly wearing off???  Hope so.  By the way, the photos range from yesterday to today, Hyde Park to the Tower of London..  Cheers!!
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