Saturday, August 11, 2012

Day 2: London

Bec and Aunt Jane had our day in London all planned out perfectly. We left Windsor around 9:20 am to make the train (after rush hour) to Waterloo station in London. The trip takes just under an hour. When we got off the train, we were close to the eye, so we decided to go ahead and do that. There was a little bit of a wait, but it went quickly, as 25 people can fit in each "pod". It was a nice day and the views were terrific. We could even see the volleyball court in horse guards parade!!

We were given free Popsicles when we got off the train...courtesy of the Olympics...yes please!!!

I think it's a lot taller than Wade expected! :)

It takes 30 minutes to go all the way around.

Big Ben was the first sight to see!

With the houses of parliament

The line....

Getting higher!!!

Me with Bec and Aunt Jane

Horse guards parade!
We all decided we wouldn't do this!!

Like a roller coaster, they take your picture.

Here is ours!!

Then we went on a boat tour.

The London Bridge

Tower of London

Tower Bridge and the famous rings!!

Supposedly the bridge only opens 2-3 times per week, and it happened to be opening while we were there!

Then, we did a bus tour. We could plug in head phones for an audio tour while on the bus.

Back around by big ben

Olympic mascots!

We were on a bus like this...they call it the broken bus because it's an open top

Buckingham Palace

Will and Kate's "kiss" balcony!!

At Hyde Park, this guy was passing out sunscreen from a backpack!! Hilarious!!

Hyde Park, London Live; they have 4 big screentvs for watching live Olympic events!

Everywhere Olympics!!!

Very busy!!

Boots in the middle of an area like times square!!!

Trafalgar Square

They've put a Union Jack on his hat!

Coventry Garden!


Swimming royalty!

Street performers

Back on the bus one last to time!

Back to Windsor. What a fantastic day!!!!


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