Friday, January 1, 2010

Day 2 Adventures

Well, jet lag set in a little this morning, so we had a late start. We took the train into London and saw Big Ben, House of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, the Eye of London, Buckingham Palace, St. James Park, Hyde Park Corner, and what we think was the St Peter's Gate. We are getting good at riding the buses and not getting lost, although we were looking for this fish & chips joint last night and ended up walking about a 3 mile circle, needless to say we woke up a little sore after all the walking we did yesterday. I am already used to riding the bus on the "wrong" side of the road. I think it will be weird coming back to the states and driving on the right side of the road!
Next to me in the picture to the left is a phone booth (which I haven't seen one person use) but it's like the one in Harry Potter that is the visitor's entrance to the Ministry of Magic! So cool! We are hoping to make it to King's Cross Station so we can visit Platform 9 and three quarters, I've seen a picture where they have a trolley going into the pillar, and I really want to get a picture! I know, I'm nerdy!

In the picture to the right is of a statue outside Buckingham Palace! It was awesome! There is so much art everywhere and love it! Everything is visually stimulating, and its like that all over London.

London is a really interesting place, and there is so much history here, but it is stinkin' cold and very polluted (it turns your boogers black!) We are staying in zone 2 in a town called Wandsworth (Harry Potter themed, it was meant to be!!) and it is sort of the up and coming young business professionals area, or thats what I have inferred. We have lots of plans for tomorrow, so I'm sure I'll post again tomorrow.

Happy New Year!


  1. so glad you're enjoying it over there... happy new year, steph!

  2. Kyle liked the Harry Potter references and NO you are not nerdy!