Friday, June 27, 2008

London Bridge is Falling Down, Falling Down....

Laura and Nan at Trafalgar Square

Nan using the cool soap, water, and hand dryer machine!

Big Ben and the House of Parliament

Coonie Corn in Front of a Coonie Corn

The London Bridge

Hello, All! Well, here we are on our last full day in London. It has been a whirlwind of a trip so far, and we have 'quite' enjoyed ourselves. Thank you for reading our blog! Let's see....where did we leave off?

Yesterday was a pretty full day for both of us. So much so, that by 8 o'clock, we 'sat down for a second' and didn't wake up until 7 this morning! We started our morning off with an adventure to Knotting Hill to see all those pretty houses and gardens. Then, took a walk through Kensington Park and saw Kensington Palace, but opted not to take a tour as our day was already 99% tours. We had a wonderful breakfast on one of the main drags, and were able to watch all the hustle and bustle of the city.

We then hurried back to the hotel (Laura forgot the tickets!) and headed out for the Tower of London. What an awesome deal! It was easy to imagine ourselves in early days. The Bloody Tower was interesting and eery, and the Crown Jewels were absolutely stunning! Nan wants to know what kind of fur they use on the bottom part of the crown. Anyone know? She said, 'They're so gaudy they're almost pretty!'

After the Tower of London, we took a stroll of the London Bridge (where Laura kept singing London Bridge is falling down, falling down, falling down.) We walked over to the London Eye and had an amazing time. In a very brief nutshell, that was our day!

The day before, we took a bus to Stonehenge and Bath....both very beautiful places. Stonehenge was very mysterious and amazing, and we both almost purposely missed the bus in Bath because we were having such a great time! Not only were the Roman Baths neat to see, but the city itself was a sight to behold.

As mentioned earlier, it is our last day here, and we are headed to Westminster this morning before a full day of Wimbledon. Curious to know who's playing on Centre Court?! Well, we will get to see:

1 Gentlemen's Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Roger Federer (SUI) v. Marc Gicquel (FRA)

2 Ladies' Singles - 3rd Rnd.

Amelie Mauresmo (FRA)[29] v. Serena Williams (USA)[6]

3 Gentlemen's Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Mario Ancic (CRO) v. David Ferrer (ESP)[5]

We are very, very lucky girls!!!!!!


jamie z said...

I'm impressed that you girls find the time to post to your blog during your busy vacation days! But I'm glad you're doing it because it's so fun to see what you've been up to. Looks like you've had an AMAZING time so far! Laura - I love that cute tank top you're wearing in one of those pictures - was that the new shirt you bought in London? Adorable.

We're off to the farm today to see my brother who's back from Malaysia for a visit. I'll check in on you girls again when we get back.

Peace out, Sistahs!

DeelaDoll said...

rad blog nanner - thanks for sharing!! can't wait to hear all about it in person when you get back.

safe travels!