Wednesday, August 28, 2013


First off, in case anybody was wondering, it is completely possible to plan and prepare for a five day camping trip (all days in different locations, mind you) in one day. The day before you leave, to be exact. Because we did that today and it wasn't even that big of a deal.

Call me crazy, but it seems to me like we take an awful lot of vacations lately and you know what? It's okayyy! Thanks for the four day weekend, United States Military! And thanks for Labor Day, United States (thinking maybe I should spell it labour due to my current location?)

Moving on.

So, London. It's obviously a must-do/must-see whenever people come visit us. We live about two hours from this wondrous city and have been there too many times to recall. But somehow I always see it with fresh eyes when we go with new people. We see and experience different things as well as the old standbys because who doesn't want to take 50 pictures of Big Ben and the Eye every time you find yourself in London? But it's all the new experiences that have really helped me to SEE London. I have easily been to London more times than I have been to Seattle which is saying something considering I lived less than 30 miles away from it for about 18 years. Womp womp.

So here are way too many pictures of London as seen mostly from the famous London Sightseeing Tour Bus (because we had never done it and we were still really tired from Ireland). But first we made a quick stop at the British Museum to show Denise the best artifacts. It took us over an hour to see less than 20 things. The British Museum is really big. 

And now the ridiculous amount of pictures.


There just happened to be a giant pillow fight in Trafalgar Square the day we were there and it was hilarious. You could see feathers floating in the air for blocks and blocks. It was something out of a dream, probably.


Then we made it over to Big Ben just in time for the most gorgeous sunset.


We capped off the night the right way with a spin around the London Eye.

Days seem to pass more quickly in London. Or is it just me?

So we're off to get back to nature, breathe in some fresh air, you know. Because we don't do enough of that in rural England. We'll probably come back completely exhausted and smelling like smoke but our hearts and souls will be full of wonderful experiences. And marshmallows. And plus Forrest has a little bit of leave scheduled after that so we can sleep for three days. Win-win. 


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