London: Days 5-7 :)
Ok I’m a little behind. We’ve been so busy that I’ve dropped into a coma of a sleep each night with a blog post half started. Sorrreeeee!
Jack: I’m not tired.
me: That’s because you’re wired. You had sugar and that weird M&M Milkshake.
Jack: Tummy hurts. That didn’t taste real.
me: Because it’s not. Bleh! Try counting sheep. Have them jump over the fence and ….
Jack: And what?
me: Huh? (I think I was asleep lol)
The last few days have been amazing. We’ve done a lot of touristy things and some off the trodden path things. Do I sound British yet mate?
me: Gettin a bit peckish!
Jack: You’re always hungry.
me: Manners mate! Sigh.
I already covered Wednesday so let’s see… Thursday we did our morning run around the London Eye square, then did a hop on hop off bus tour over to sort of near Piccadilly Circus. Crowded there but it was nice out so we didn’t mind more walking. We shopped, bought Jack a biking sized back pack, I lost my credit card, then found my credit card (oy) and then we went to the play “The Play That Goes Wrong”. Jack was howling laughing it was so funny 🙂
But before the play we ate at St. James pub. Fish and Chips again for me. Yum!
We walked back to the hotel after the play as it was so nice out again!
Friday was our Stonehenge tour day. Long ride out to the countryside by bus and then a walk around the stones and then the bus ride back. I kind of expected it to be like that however it’s still worth the trip. Amazing things to see with your own eyes, those bloody big stones!
Jack: Kind of just a long ride and a short visit.
me: Yep, but we saw the stones.
Jack: I’m gonna run around them.
me: Of course you are.
Jack: Time me! Bet I can do it in under 2 minutes!
Jack: Pant, wheeze, Everyone got in my way!
me: 4 minutes good time!
Jack: There, that’s my exercise for the day. Let’s get the shuttle back.
This morning we walked to get a “proper” English breakfast, which happened to be at an Italian restaurant haha, but it was yummy.
Prior to that we returned a book to Waterstones book store. Jack read it in one day. So we returned it and got the next one.
Back to the breakfast…
They brought us the largest plates of food with eggs, ham, sausage, potato, mushrooms, toast, beans, and tomato. Omg. Tea with milk of course for me! My new fave. Jack had a cute little bottle of Italian Orange juice.
Jack opted to sit near a window and continue reading book 11 of the Cherub series. I saw mouth-watering paintings by Turner, Seurat, Cezanne, Pissarro, Van Gogh, Rubens, Monet and Stubbs jut to name a few… I feel smarter and more cultured. Ahhhhh. When I was done, I dragged him back to look at Van Gogh.
me: The sunflowers from the Doctor Who episode, remember?
Jack: Oh yeah, (glances at the painting) cool, can we go? (Speed walks out of the room)
Do it now.
Ok…We are back at the hotel reading (Jack) and blogging (me), to chill for a bit. We have plans to visit Platform 9 3/4 soon. Harry Potter fans have been knocking themselves out trying to run right at that wall haha. Let’s see how we do.
me: Jack, we forgot the changing of the guards!
Jack: What? (Always with the headphones on)
me: We forgot the changing of the guards! At 10:30!
Jack: Oh whatever.
That’s about where we are mentally. All Londoned out I guess. Leaving bright and early tomorrow (9:40 am flight = 4:40am US time!). Just left the blog for a wee bit and confirmed the shuttle arriving at bloody 5:40 am which is 1:40 am at home! Also checked in to the airlines, changed our seats and got our boarding passes. Then I started packing and realized I hadn’t finished the blog. I think Jack has been in the bathroom this entire time!