Weekend in London
Trip Start Jan 04, 2006
16Trip End Apr 28, 2006
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Saturday it was up and at'em at 6:45 to meet our tour at 7:45 (and we still had to find the pick up point.). We got the couch just fine, and then had a lovely drive through the center of London where we saw all the classic sites (Big Ben, West Minster, Parliment, The London Eye...). We also saw my favorite part, all of the couture shops (armani, fendi, louis V, Gucci, Coach, prada..just to name a few ;o) ). Then we got to the coach station..and had some quick breakfast before actually getting on the tour bus.
We first arrived at Leeds Castle where we had cream tea (Mmmm...) in this amazing old room near the castle. I went through the castle (which was amazing) and just enjoyed the sites (Including the real life Dog Collar Museum..yes, they actually had that..). Then we got on the bus and went to see the White Cliffs of Dover. This is where the soldiers left from during WWII. It was the last thing they saw, and what they looked forward to seeing again because it meant that they were home. Got gorgeous pics on the pebble beach, and saw the entrance to the tunnel that goes under the English Channel. Then we headed to Canterbury where we ate traditional english food (more fish and chips, tea, and apple pie with real whipped cream). Then came my favorite part
After we left the cathedral, we had time to just do whatever. Our group split up, and some of us went shopping, or saw more sites. The town was so lovely and charming, I felt like i was in a real life version of Beauty and the Beast.
Then we returned to London, and quickly drove past all of the sites at night, and returned to Euston. However, we were 3 hours early for our 8:12 train. So we sat in the food court and waited. Then the 2 hour train turned into a 4 1/2 hour train because of stops, and we finally arrived back in Manchester, tired and dirty at 12:30.
That was my first English trip, and pictures are up to prove how beautiful it was...This weekend brings the Beatles Experience in Liverpool and possibly a trip to Stonehenge and Bath. Can't Wait...