Wednesday, January 23, 2013

My European Adventure - The Final Chapter

I'm actually a little sad to write this final post on Europe.  It's like the trip is ending all over again.  Here are my final moments in London.  We went to see the royal palace so that we could see the changing of the guards.  First we walked a million blocks in the completely wrong direction.  After realizing we had gone the wrong way we had to walk a million blocks back plus a million more to get to the palace.
 And after waiting . . . and waiting . . . and waiting . . . we finally got to see the changing of the guards. Can you see it?  Can you see it?
Can you see it now?
Oh!  There they go!  Wasn't that exciting?!  It was the lamest changing of the guards ever.  My dad said that when he's been in the past its really fun to watch, but he couldn't believe how dull it was this time.
 I HAD to take a picture of this police station.  It says Belgravia Police Station.  If you've ever watched the BBC series Sherlock Holmes this should ring a bell!
 Here is Westminster Abby.  Again we walked and walked to get here only to find that it was closed.  Apparently it was Pioneer Day!   So these are the only pics I was able to get.  Bummer!

 After realizing we couldn't get into Westminster Abby we decided to go to the Winston Churchill war rooms museum.   I loved a lot of the quotes they had displayed, but thought the museum was very disorganized.  The audio guide would tell you to go to the purple zone or red zone, however I wasn't ever able to find the colors they were referring to.  And I am not color blind, so we can't blame it on that.  Come to find out, I wasn't the only one with this problem.  Even my dad couldn't follow it!  

 After giving up on the whole audio guide thing I ventured forth on my own and just read all these amazing quotes.
 O.K.  One final Harry Potter moment.  We decided on our final night it would be fun to try and find Platform 9 3/4 at Kings Cross.

 Totally expecting to just be taking a picture of platforms 9 and 10 we were totally shocked to find this 
 How cool is this?!
 O.K.!  I think I'm done with Harry Potter now!  Probably not, but maybe!
And finally, probably my favorite thing I did in London was when I got to go see this . . .
In this amazing theater
Her Majesty's Theatre
 You actually aren't supposed to take pictures inside the theatre, but I snuck this one real quick.
 And lets not forget the food.  Fish and chips!  This was my food requirement while in London.  We asked around and were referred to this place and it did not disappoint.
And I don't think I will ever forget this!  Every time we would take the train, which was often, this nice lady would announce over the loud speaker "Please mind the gap between the train and the platform,"
in her most proper British accent.  I couldn't get that phrase out of my head then nor can I now.  I wish I had the pictures that look like this that say Look Left and Look Right.  They are on every corner where you might cross the street.  Isn't it good to look both ways as an extra precautionary measure?  Maybe thats just my American way of thinking.
Alright!  I guess my blogging days about Europe have come to an end.  What will I blog about next?  Hmmm... kids, homeschooling, projects, baking!  How will I decide?  Maybe I should just take another trip so I won't have to!

1 comment:

  1. I'm going to miss these Europe posts. I've enjoyed them and appreciate that you took the time to do them!


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