Saturday, June 20, 2009

Adventures Abroad, Days 7 and 8

We took the train back to London, about a three hour trip. We took the tubes to Piccadilly Circus, walked to our hotel, and checked in. A London-sized room (teeny) with a massive bed. Seriously, the bed couldn't have been any bigger in the room. But nice accommodations. The last time we were in London, we only saw Buckingham Palace at night, so we headed that way to see it during daylight hours.

We ventured over to one of our favorite pubs from our honeymoon trip, the Red Lion on Crown Passage (I specify, because there are tons of Red Lion pubs). At this point in our journey, I admit, we were wearing down. We hoofed it back to the hotel for a quick nap. Well, I probably could have slept all night at this point, but around 8:30pm we headed back to the pub to have a few good pints our last night in England.

In the morning, we had yet another good breakfast. Seriously, the English KNOW how to do breakfast. We walked around town a bit more since the weather was nice (have I mentioned how nice the weather was over there?).

The Thames and London Eye

Parliament, Big Ben

And we had one last yummy pint before we headed off to the hotel to catch a taxi to Heathrow. We heard about this "concoction" from a couple we met the night before; they called it a Guinness & Black. It's a Guinness with a shot of black currant syrup. Scrumptious!!

Over the next week or so I'm going to do a few more blog posts about various aspects of our trip. I feel like we did so much while we were there I can't nearly fit the details into these summary posts!

1 comment:

Brenna said...

I tried the guinness and black when i was in college in oxford and really didn't care for it. i wonder if my taste has changes...because now i like beer. i also wonder if we can get the appropriate ingredients here! your trip looks like so much fun.