Wednesday, September 30, 2009

London: Day Three

We turned back into tourists on our last day in London.

First stop, the Tower of London.

Marion in a dress, dancing in the castle. What a surprise!

We, of course, took the Beefeater tour. Because that's what you do when you go to the Tower. So don't miss the Beefeater tour when you go, k?

Traitors' Gate.

Where Anne Boleyn's head (among others) rolled.

Marion got a smile out of this guy outside of the crown jewel building.

After our tower trip, we took a boat down to Westminster Abbey. Saw Big Ben and Parliament on our way to a pub for lunch where we grabbed some fish and chips in a pub (hello yumminess). Then we made our way to the Abbey.

That was enough for us. London was packed with tourists. So when we were done with the tourist thing we headed back to the hotel, rested a bit, then went out for our last dinner of the trip.

London, it's a great city. Three days isn't even close to the amount of time needed to see it all. But we enjoyed our time there, however brief it was.

It was also nice to not have to mime my way through a conversation. The downside to speaking the same language as the locals was the realization that my conversations could now be eavesdropped on. There are benefits to living in a country that speaks a different language!


grammie said...

Love the pic of the Guard "trying
to hold back a smile" with Marion.
So cute.

Great trip...and Great Memories :)


Hoppy said...

Do you know how rare it is to get a smile out of those guards? Unheard of!! That was a great day of touring, although we moved pretty quickly. Love to all.