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Sunday, December 18, 2005

London Blog

I am here in an internet cafe just off Oxford street in London. It is Sunday night at 9pm here and about 3 in the afternoon there (Fayetteville, AR, USA). We have had an amazing and whirlwind of a trip so far. I think any trip to London is rough unless you are in first class, which we weren't. I give American Airlines a D+ so far...both printers for their boarding passes quit working at the same time in Little Rock just as we were to receive ours, overbooked on almost every flight (Dave, the standbys had to keep standing), seats were uncomfortable (maybe it was just me, no it was the seats), had to do a little maintenance on our plane (just a light), and had delays. Other than that, it has been awesome. Here is the skinny:

The weather - COLD!! We weren't prepared yesterday, but did dress well today. I usually don't wear scarves, but I do here...all the time. It has been sunny both days so far, and is supposed to be tomorrow.

The Food - I don't think one can find more choices than what we are seeing here, not even in NYC. The price could be better, but hey, it's London. Have eaten some good fish and chips, some good soup, some great Pizza, and even porridge (aka, oatmeal at McDonalds). More to come on this part.

The Sights - Yesterday, a double decker bus tour of London. Saw most of the major attractions via the bus. Stopped to see Buckingham Palace and take a few pics. Today, road the tube for the first time (just like NYC's subways) and took a train to Hampton Court, about a 30 minute train ride from London. This place was awesome. It is hard to image people living in a place so large. The most impressive thing to me was the kitchen. They had a room for preparing every type of food, a game room (deer, fowl, not xBox), a veggie room, a bread room, etc. It would have made the Iron Chef jealous. Also today, we went to the London Eye and went to a Sunday night service at All Souls Church...wow. Words can't really describe either one. We will try to post pics on all the above later this week.

Tomorrow...Bath, Stonehinge, and Windsor Castle.

Oh, and our Hotel, the Marriott Marble Arch, is pretty impressive. Hot tub, sauna, and heated pool to take the days aches from walking away.

2 Comments:

  • At 4:26 PM, Blogger shauna said…

    i grew up eating porridge . . . maybe it's an english term . . .

     
  • At 4:26 PM, Blogger EY said…

    oatmeal ...porridge..whatever you want to call it. it's a staple in my house.... but it's a great thing to keep you warm from the wet coldness over there. but it's london. can't wait to see pics

     

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