On Friday morning, we headed to Buckingham Palace for the changing of the guard. What we saw was really cool and exciting, but it took so long that we skipped out before it was over. Ha!
St. James’s Park. So beautiful!
Next, we took a short train ride to Windsor. Oh, my, this may have been my favorite part of the trip. Windsor was so very charming and the castle was so exciting! Here’s my cute date strolling around the village.
We got our tickets (via our London Passes) and strolled around the grounds of the castle before making our way inside (where they don’t allow pictures – sorry!).
Aaaaand this is when I started hyperventilating.
I <3 CATH! We picked up some adorableness for Mary Clementine And I got a diaper bag as my first Mother’s Day present!
We stopped inside a little cafe so I could get a Chai. Sorry for the orange-y picture!
After our mini-excursion to Windsor, we had dinner at a pub (this ‘merican girl needed a burger) and then walked around Harrods! I was kind of expecting to be underwhelmed, like when you go into the original Macy’s on 34th in NYC – the same store you see everywhere, just huge – but Harrods was incredible. I’m so glad we went. (And I don’t know WHY I didn’t take more pictures of the interior! I think my phone might have died, actually.)
The next morning, we met up with a friend of Ryan’s (Des) he’d met through an online forum for filmmakers. He and his four children were delightful. We walked around the Children’s Museum, then went to his place for lunch. It was so great to experience some legit British hospitality! I’m sad I didn’t take any pictures I guess I might still be shy at heart. Ha.
After that, Des was kind enough to drop us off at the Tower Bridge experience so we didn’t have to navigate our way there from his home. So we got to ride in a British car, too! So strange to see Ryan sitting in the “driver’s seat” and not driving. Lol!
(Side note: I have no idea why I look exactly like Christopher Reeve when I smile, but it bugs me. There, now you can’t unsee it, either.)
This, on the other hand, is attractiveness.
Ryan with the first steam engine. He was very excited
Our last touristy stop of the trip was the British Museum. We’d been told by a few people that we absolutely had to go, and I was so excited because I thought it was going to be a museum about, well, Britain. We got there and it’s actually another art museum. I love me some art, but we’d been in and out of art museums all week so we didn’t stick around very long.
That night, we walked to a pizza place near our hotel and enjoyed our last dinner in London. The next day we hopped a few planes back. And that was our London trip We had such a great time! Thanks for reading!