Churchill & The Tower
Trip Start Feb 06, 2013
8Trip End Feb 11, 2013
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The rain began while we were underground so the trip to the Tower of London was cold and wet! Having the Oyster card for the subway worked well. Glad I bought it before we left the States. We found the cold Tower rather grim. It was interesting, but seemed to showcase excesses in British wealth and religious suppression. We saw all the Crown Jewels, the armor of assorted kings, and sectors use by all the monarchs
We returned to the hotel, had a pint in the lovely hotel lounge. Then went to dinner in Piccadilly. Tomorrow, so moved by the Tower, we are going to Mass at at Jesuit church up the street. We stopped by there the other day to check it out, and the visiting priest was getting ready for a wedding (the flower arrangements were unbelievably beautiful). He was an American!
We met a British couple, after dinner at the hotel lounge. Bob and Barbara, who were celebrating Barbara's birthday, thru our conversation we learned that they travel on a ship once a year for 3 1/2 months round the world tour ONCE A YEAR! It is A life we would enjoy ourselves! We envy them!
we hope that Pit and Steve are surviving with all the snow and no power!