Friday, May 31, 2013

London-Last Day

Today was our last day of our vacation and we spent it in London. We caught the Heathrow Express to Paddington Station and from there we decided to pay for the Hop on/off bus tour since it stops at all the places we wanted to see. It was easier than the trying to figure out the bus routes and cheaper than a taxi. We wanted to see 2 of the museums we had missed on our first week in London, the National Gallery and The British Musuem. We also went to Fortnum & Mason, the department store where the Queen shops. Mom wanted to get some tea, this time we didn't lose it. By the time we got to the National Gallery it was sunny and beautiful, the warmest day we have had in England. Allen and I zipped through really fast, saw paintings by Ruebans, Van Goh(was not impressed), Monet and lots of others. I think I liked the one of a dragon eating a guys head the best (only because I love dragons and the guy probably deserved it). We went back outside to Trafalger Square to get pictures of the lions at the base of Nelson's Column. Allen really wanted to sit on one so I could get a picture. All he could do was sit by the side of one, they are too big. After the gallery, we went to the British Musuem. I could have spent all day there but we only had a couple hours. We were able to see all of the main objects; the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures, the Lindow Man(a 2000 year old bog body). We were running out of time and had to catch a bus back to the train station. On the way we stopped at Buckingham Palace because I hadn't seen it the first week when I was sick. It was very crowded but we were able to get some pictures. We caught a train back, weary from our long day out. We talked of all the wonderful things we had seen and experienced, the things we missed seeing, but we are all very ready to head home. Mom is very tired and wants to be in her own home, Debbi is anxious to see Joe and her fur-babies, and we can't wait to see Jaden & Bray. Allen would have jumped ship and left a week ago if he could have.
I have a few pictures from today and tomorrow I will probably have one more post while we wait for our plane.
Trafalger Square, it was very crowded in London today

Allen in front of one of the huge lions
The Rosetta Stone
Buckingham Palace
The gates were beautiful


  1. Wow the gates are very beautiful! You and Mr. Allen look great! Thank you for sharing your vacation with us!

  2. Forgot to say have a safe trip home! I bet Pepper's is going to be so excited to see both of you!

  3. I'm so glad you had such an amazing trip,and even more glad you're all coming home to me today. I've missed you. ... just gotta add, do you think Deb is missing Dylan and Lindsey, too, or are they the fur babies you mentioned? ... Safe journey, home, sister and family. I'll be waiting for your call once you're back on the right (that being the left)continent.

  4. What a way to end your vacation Terri! I am loving the gates too but love that you were you purse and coats the way I do. lol Yep I tuck those jackets right over my purse! lol So glad that you had a safe flight home and now can rest up from this amazing vacation! Hugs!