We made it!! Our trip began with a three hour layover. That turned an already three hour layover in Dallas into a six hour layover. Luckily, we were able to relax in the American Express lounge for the day!
When we arrived to the airport, things went smoothly. Our journey to the hotel went well also. We weren’t able to check in when we arrived as it was too early, but we did get to store our luggage.
Starving, we left the hotel and journeyed to the British Museum, planning to eat along the way. (We didn’t.) I did really well not getting hangry. We ended up staying at the museum for about two hours before we decided to head to the London Eye.
The line for the Eye was long so we decided to buy a fast pass. We also bought tickets to a river cruise as a cheaper add-on. We journeyed 40 minutes along the Thames hearing about the bridges and the silly buildings. When we went up the Eye after the cruise, we were able to identify the buildings easily. Also, the ice cream next to the Eye is still amazing.
Westminster Abbey! We planned to go in today, but the river cruise took its place. I’ve seen it before but mom hasn’t.
From the Eye, we walked. And walked. And walked. We walked to Buckingham Palace. The Queen is in town! We walked through Green Park and Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. Today was a 20k step day and we didn’t take any of them prior to noon. Also, I didn’t sleep on the flight so I was tired. It was pretty though. You couldn’t tell you were in a city sometimes. It rained on and off as we were walking to the hotel. Half of my just wanted to go to the room and sleep. The other half wanted food. We ended up at a pub eating fish and chips!
And now a few pictures of us in the London Eye… to Bath tomorrow! Rain or shine!
My top favorite things were:
Hillsong Church and HillsongConf
I went to Hillsong Church every Sunday. I was able to hear Brian Houston and Judah Smith. I also went to the night sessions of HillsongConf where I heard Louie Giglio and Brian Houston. I also saw Chris Tomlin. It was amazing.
Visiting CrossFit SE11 was definitely a highlight. The WOD was great, but the memories made after when the tubes partially shut down were greater. After that ordeal, I had my first banoffee pie too. Just an overall fabulous day.
While in London, I saw five shows. The first show I saw was The Cripple of Inishmaan. After the show, I got to get Daniel Radcliffe’s autograph. AHHMAZING. I also saw Once, Wicked, Once (again) and Dirty Dancing.
I went to the castle where Downton Abbey is filmed. Nuff said.
Day 1. Arriving
Day 2.Touring the City
Day 6. Blitz Tour
Day 7. Dover Castle
Day 8. Paris Day 1
Day 9. Paris Day 2
Day 10. Hillsong
Day 11. Bletchley Park
Day 13. HMS Belfast and Show #3
Day 14. Highclere Castle
Day 15. Cardiff
Day 16. Cardiff and Manchester
Day 17. Hillsong
Day 19. D-Day Museum
Day 21. London Museum and Hillsong Conf
Days 22, 23, 24. Germany
Day 25. Royal Artillery Museum
Day 26. RAF Museum and CrossFit Thames
Days 27, 28, 29. Show #4, Show #5 and CrossFit London
*Long post warning*
Hey you guys! I found something to post about sooner than I thought I would. I went to New Mexico for a few days! I haven’t been since the church used to take ski trips every year TEN YEARS AGO. We rented a cabin in Angel Fire, so that’ll be exciting! It’s supposed to be crazy nice weather, but they said that about London too.
We took day trips to Taos and the top of a mountain, but mostly stayed in the house
It took 9 and a half hours to get there. That’s seriously more time than London.