Hi friends! I'm dashing off a very quick post before McHotty catches me, so please excuse the typos.
London is wonderful so far. We arrived yesterday, very jetlagged, so we stayed moving and drinking to keep up the adrenaline. We walked miles and miles - from Green Park, past the Houses of Parl, Westminster, The South Bank, Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, The Strand. Chris took us on a cool pub crawl. I can't remember the names of any of them but we went to a 400 year-pub where Yeats used to meet up with other writers as well as one that the owner is rumored to have killed people and sent their remains to a nearby bakery where they were baked into pies.
Today the weather is sunny and warm. We took a Thames cruise to Grenwich (McH is doing the military museum while I eat Ben & Jerry's and blog). Tonight we're doing a London Walks pub crawl in the City, followed by a late dinner. Tomorrow night, a comedy show on a boat on the Thames. I think we'll do the Tower of London tomorrow if the weather stays so nice. We're saving the museums for the rainy days (if we have any!)
Anywhoo, having a blast. Missing Cakes terribly, but I'm getting good reports on her well-being from my mother-in-law. It's hardest when I see little ones enjoying their travels. It's easiest when I see folks struggling with strollers on the Tube. The tube rocks, but it's not made for strollers.
I had a bit of a baby fix - there was a woman travelling alone with a 9-month at Gatwick. She was going out of her mind, so I held the babe while she found a porter.
All in all, we're having a blast! More reports to come, soonest.
Oh, and I'll start a pub tally.
Pub tally to date: 4