Saturday we went to St. Paul’s Cathedral, rode the London Eye, and browsed the British Museum. St. Paul’s Cathedral is home to the third largest cathedral dome in the world. Oh my, is it large. It is also where Prince Charles and Princess Diana got married. We climbed 530 steps to the top of the dome for a panoramic view of the city. On the London Eye, we had another panoramic view of the city, we could see the top of Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and Trafalgar Square. In the British Museum we saw Egyptian mummies and sarcophagus, the Rosetta Stone, and many pieces of the Greek Parthenon. We then had dinner at The Nudge, what we believe to be a DJ Bar. It was great. Jeff wanted to go out for a night on the town, but we both fell asleep around 8:30 and woke-up around 11:00 and decided to do laundry in our tiny bathroom sink.
Sunday we checked out of our hotel and went and bought our Eurostar tickets to Paris for Tuesday. We checked our bags at the train station and headed to Covent Garden, a large shopping area. We strolled around there and then headed to the Victoria and Albert museum. After the museum, we headed back to Paddington Station where we picked up our HEAVY backpacks and rode the train out to Twyford. We are staying with Frank and Margaret; Margaret is Jeff’s grandmother’s cousin. We are having a great time getting the “English experience.” We had lamb, leeks, parsnip, and custard last night for dinner, all good. We also got to meet their daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren (too cute).
Today we went to Windsor Castle, the countryside home of the Queen. Windsor is the largest and oldest inhabited castle in the world. We saw the ceremonious changing of the guard, Mel thought she was in a fairy tale. Now it’s time for dinner and maybe then off to the pub for a pint. Cheers!