LONDON – 8:00 am, March 28th We just had a morning coffee at the Victoria train station. Yes, we have jet lag. We fell asleep at 7:00 last evening and have been awake since 4:30 am. Our first day in London went great. We landed on-time and made it through customs in 20 minutes. We hopped on the tube and checked into our hotel without any problems.
Our first “oh my god, I’m in London” feeling hit us when we left the Victoria station to go to our hotel. We stepped into the hustle and bustle of central London; double decker red buses, black cabs, business men in suits hurrying to catch trains… After checking into our shoebox of a room (but nice, clean, and cheap) we took the tube to Big Ben and Parliament. We walked down to Westminster Abby, 10 Downing Street (home of the British Prime Minister Tony Blair), and Trafalgar Square. We stopped in a pub to have a british meal: fish and chips, a Guinness for Flash and a Strongbow cider for Mel. We then toured the National Gallery, our first Museum! If this was any indication of how cool all the other museums will be we are very excited. Today we are set for another jam-packed day. And to think, we have so many things to come.