Tuesday, July 24, 2007

The Weary Travelers Return!

We arrived home Sunday evening after 2 horrendous days of flights (wrong airports, late bus connections, delayed flights, missed flights, you name it). I can't even go into details now because I get so irritated, and I would hate to start my morning off in a mood. Suffice it to say that I will never fly RyanAir again. NEVER.

We had an amazing trip, though. We were able to spend a day and a half in London. I have always loved London; I think it's one of the most fascinating cities in the world. As Samuel Johnson so aptly said, "When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life." Aaron had never been there before, so I loved being able to show him around. We saw the musical Wicked, which is just brilliant. It's up there in my top 3 favorite musicals. I had listened to the CD a million times before, so I couldn't wait to see it. The songs are some of the most fun songs in a musical and the sets were amazing! I very highly recommend it (in case you couldn't tell).

The following day (Friday) we took the Original Bus Tour around London. We knew that we wouldn't be able to visit everything we wanted to in just one day, so we decided to take the tour as an overview of the city and then visit places the next time we came to London. The tour is 2 hours long, unless you do what we did and get on at the wrong stop and have to take part of the tour over again! It takes you around both the city of London and the city of Westminster. You get to see all the famous buildings, and you can get on and off at any of their designated points so that you can explore at your leisure. Our tour guide was great and told all sorts of interesting stories that you would never learn otherwise.

We were able to meet up with my friends Stephen and Kiri and have dinner with them. It was so nice, since we hadn't really spent any time together since their wedding, which was over 3 years ago. We had a great dinner at Covent Garden Grill, and we were able to get an excellent deal on it through lastminute.com. We were able to save a ton of money by booking through them, and the restaurant even gave Steve and Kiri our price.

The following day we took the train up to Scotland where we joined the rest of my family. I won't go into detail about that segment of the trip in this post, but I will leave you with a page I've created of our days in London.

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