Archive for June, 2014

Streets and Gardens

Yesterday was a bit of a drag due to our long flight, lack of sleep, and jet lag. But we went to bed early, woke up late, and had a really nice first full day in London today.

Since we didn’t know what to do, we just started out with the most obvious attraction we could think of: Buckingham Palace. Here’s T and sleeping E just inside the Canada Gate, one of four big gates that lead onto the circle that surrounds the palace. There’s one shot of the palace itself as well. T took photos of me on her camera today, but since I’m posting you’re lucky that you only get my pics, which means mostly just T and E.

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Next we walked around a bit and ended up seeing some nice spots.

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We also spent a lot of time in London’s parks and gardens. We had lunch in Green Park, where E enjoyed chasing the pigeons. We wandered through St James Park and Kensington Gardens and just the edge of Hyde Park. Found a great playground (Princess Diana Memorial Playground, complete with a huge pirate ship for the bigger kids) and actually visited some nice quiet areas in the middle of such a huge city.

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En Route

While we’re waiting to take off, we figured that we might as well post something quick. Hopefully we can post regularly while we tour around England, but we will just see how that goes. Here are a few photos of our little family on the way to the airport and waiting to take off. Yes, Eliza is indeed decked out in the colours of the Union Jack. See you in London!

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Bon Voyage

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We’re off to England tomorrow. We’ll be online periodically, but I don’t know if we’ll be posting as we go. If not, you can look forward to pictures and travel journals when we come back. Cheerio!

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