Oh the places we’ve gone!

I had every intention of writing when in Paris, however while I ended up in the City of Lights, my iPad stayed behind.  On the counter.  In the kitchen. Way to go me.

Thoroughly enjoying London.  The Tube is the best invention ever (mind the gap)! We are practically Tube experts! Although we’ve done miles and miles of walking the Tube has been our best friend  when our feet have rebelled.

We’ve:

been to the Tower of London – twice

taken a couple of turns around Piccadilly Circus (which, with the crowds, really can be called a circus)

seen Wicked – in a word, fabulous

strolled by “the balcony” – the one attached to Buckingham Palace. no sign of QE2

mingled with Kings and Queens (a courtier or two) of the past at Hampton Court Palace

eaten fish & chips

wandered around Hyde Park

been bedazzled by the Crown Jewels

checked out Kensington Palace – a favourite place. 

explored the British Museum – gazed at the Rosetta Stone (couldn’t read a thing)

Much more planned to see & do. Wednesday will be an overnight at the ocean. Heading to Bournemouth. Looking forward to the tang of The London Eye Tower Bridge over the Thames Ben, Big Ben Buckingham Palace Green trees in Green Park A tourist you may know Tower of London White Tower On guard at the Tower

Funny guy.  It was a sweltering day.  As I stood beside the fellow I said (really stupid me), "Are you hot?"  He said, "Yes.  And I'm warm too!"  Thus the reason why I am in a full blown laugh.

Funny guy. It was a sweltering day. As I stood beside the fellow I said (really stupid me), “Are you hot?” He said, “Yes. And I’m warm too!” Thus the reason why I am in a full blown laugh.

When she just wants to take a spin around the block.

When she just wants to take a spin around the block.

Dress to impress!!

Dress to impress!!

A tower at the Tower Changing of the guard at the Tower Another tower.....at the Tower image The Gerkinsea air.  

Our trip to Paris was……..interesting.  Likely not rushing back. Apparently Parisians don’t feel it necessary to clean up after their dogs.  Eeeeeeew.

The highlight was visiting the Louvre.  Another dream fulfilled.  I checked out everyone’s favourite lady – Mona.  I swore I wasn’t going to, but ended up in the room where she lives after trying to get unlost.  I think she smirked at me.  It was rather amusing to check out the piles of people jostling for a place to take a photo, seeing those at the back of the pack raise their phone above their heads and hoping they’re snapping a picture of the lady. 

My camera says I’ve taken 1797 photos since I arrived.  I suspect once I have a good review of them  I will discover that I can delete at least 1/3 of those if not more.  I’ve downloaded some from the beginning of our trip and will try to post them here.

Hmmmm – it appears as if I had my cursor somewhere I didn’t want it to be.  I could probably fix this, but it’s late and I’m too tired.  Hope you can enjoy in spite of my error.  Live and learn.

 

 

 

 

3 thoughts on “Oh the places we’ve gone!

  1. So glad to hear that your having a grand time. I kept checking my email, several times a day in fact, looking for an update. So very very glad to see one today. Lost your iPad, sounds like the old my dog are my homework rouse with a technology twist. 😉

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