July 23, 2005
Oh my gosh. Today was such a long day! I'm so tired I can barely move! At 5:30 this morning I got up and got ready, at breakfast and joined the group to catch or bus to London. Deann of course was my travel buddy. The ride to London was a really long hour. I'm so uncomfortable in buses because my legs are so long. I don't know how I'm going to do 8 hours to Scotland. Anyway- we got to London and were let off
near the Tower Bridge.
the Tower Bridge
We walked across the bridge to the Tower of London. It's a very interesting place. Not very nice stuff! Our tour guide was hilarious. The tour was about 30 min. After that we looked around at everying- did some shopping. Oh- I saw the crown Jewels. Can you say AMAZING? Wow! I've never seen such bling! One diamond that was 530 something carats?! wow! I was impressed. but looking at the gold things I just really got the reminder- you can't take it with you when you go. And "seek yet not for riches..." That was a tough pill to swallow cuz I wanna be rich! Anyway, we did some more shopping and then left.
Is this how Anne Boleyn saw the Tower?
a night in shining armor
The royal crest
We were told it wasn't far to St Paul's Cathedral. We walked. It was forever away! but we eventually got there.
A cool building we walked past on Victoria Street
Deann didn't want to go inside so I just took a quick picture and left. We bought bus tickets but walked 100 miles trying to find the right bus stop.
Queen Ann Statue at St Paul's
different views of St Paul's
Finally we got on the bus- but wen too far and had to walk back half the way. Let me tell you- I'm tired!
We finally made it to Coven Garden. We looked around, and sat down to eat and looked around some more.
displays of workers who used to frequent Covent Garden
remembering Punch and Judy
walking across the millennium bridge
The one in the middle kept signaling to me to put my camera down.
before the play the actors come and wander around the stage.
after the play.