|Buttered toast, two eggs, grilled tomato, baked beans, bacon,|
sausage, grilled mushrooms, hashbrown, and a cup of coffee
to attempt to wash it all down.
|Dad enjoyed it.|
|On top of the bus joking about how cold it's going to be|
and how silly we were for sitting up there.
We got off the bus after it crossed the bridge and the walk back over was even colder. Great views but still a little windy and cold. Dad and Mom really wanted to check out Westminster Abbey so after checking out Big Ben and Parliament we crossed the street and headed over.
|Mom: "It's cold, I'm frozen, wow this is cool"|
|Mom: "The line is a mile long and I can't tell if we have to|
pay to get in or if it's just a donation. Will we burn in hell if we
don't pay? At least it'll be warm."
|You get a good idea of the scale here.|
We thought we could get in and get a tour but the line was a mile long and we were all too cold and in need of a bathroom to stand in that line. Someone had the brilliant idea to head to the National Gallery to warm up, look at some art and use the bathroom. It wasn't too far of a walk but of course there was so much to see between Westminster and Trafalgar Square.
|Dad sees the horse, the horse sees Dad. The sign|
says to beware. Sideways stare.
|Zoom zoom scooter!|
|The sun ALMOST came out at this point but|
at least we were shielded from the wind!
|The Queen and King in their secret garden castle, waiting|
for their tea time guests.
|Trafalgar Square. Lions, buses, Big Ben Oh My!|
We spent a long time in the National Gallery. There were so many great paintings and so much to look at. (My favorite was Gaugin's still life of mangos...I may have to replicate it for our wall) It really got me excited to think about coming back here with my sketchbook and doing some studies of these artworks. Mom was impressed with all the little kids walking around the museum that were just rattling off artists' names. We could have spent the whole day in that place but by that time our English Breakfast had been totally digested and we needed a late lunch. Sean lead the way to our next stop.
|Hey you all know that look of Dad's....|
|"I've got my eye on the bottle..."|
|We destroyed this cheese.|
|Dad is saying "ANOTHER photo?|
Mom is saying "Are you sure you want to leave? Should we get another bottle?"
|This is right before they went inside for dinner.|
|Zoom zoom bike!|
|Zoom zoom black cab! (keeping myself occupied while waiting|
to cross the street)
Can't wait for tomorrow!