Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Is it merry ole London or rainy ole London???

barb's blab
Maybe it's both, I am having a merry time, but we haven't gone 2 hours without at least a sprinkle of rain. At the present we are in our bed and breakfast here in Oxford until dinner time and it is now bright and sunny outside, but still extremely windy. Today's adventure started with breakfast at 7:30 then on to pick up Leslie and travel approx. 70 miles by car, in a car that at most should hold 5 people, better at 4 people, but we had our happy party of 6 in it. Adventure to Stonehenge begins. Truely it was fun, pictures do not do it justice.

Yesterday was the walking tour of Oxford.....now if you like old stone architecture, then this is the place to be. I have taken so many great pictures, you don't know which way to turn and see the next site. A fantastic place.

London was fast and furious and also fabulous, we saw Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, a 20 min. brief National Art Gallery walk thru, Picadilly Square, Coventry Gardens, Big Ben, Westminster, River Thames, Millenum Wheel, Harrods, and I'm sure more. Did I mention we probably stopped and got off at every subway stop and walked back and forth to all these locales? We walked until we couldn't walk anymore and then walked some more. But it was worth every step. No telling when if ever I will be back so glad to see it all.
On to Amsterdam tomorrow, via train leaving at 7:55 from London, which we are a 90 min. bus ride away from, and we are dragging all our luggage. Our hopeful plan is to find a place to rent storage for luggage at the train station and travel very lightly on to Amsterdam for the last 3 days and then pick up the extras Sat. when we come back. Wish us luck, it will save a lot of unpleasantry if we can leave the majority of our load behind for a few days.

1 comment:

Jason and Susan said...

Got both of your postcards. Thanks! Glad you had a great time and you all made it back safely.