We're here! YEAH! After a long day of traveling we had an even bigger adventure finding our hotel. Instead of hiring a cab, we opted to use the Tube (underway subway). A 15 minute cab ride turned into a two hour subway ride, changing trains, carrying 100 pounds plus of luggage, having Kent get stuck in the train door and then falling onto all the luggage and then having him drop the luggage down the escalator, we started questioning our choice. It was too late to go back so forward we marched.
Once we got to our station, we had to walk several blocks to our hotel. WOW... were we tired when we finished. But that didn't stop us, we quickly changed clothes and decided to venture out into town! We jumped on a Double Decker bus with Shannon and Aaron and off we were!
We decided to go to Camden Town to explore, but jumped on the wrong bus. Our destination ended up being Nottingham Hill! Can I say... WOW! How exciting it was to see all the London Customs and all the bustle of the city.
If you know me, you can appreciate my next statement... "I am ready to sell it all and move here!" LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT! I think we must have explored for hours. Before we knew it, it was 6 P.M and we were starving. We had not had anything to eat since the Atlanta Airport.
We ended up at this marvelous cafe! The food was OUTSTANDING! It was just what we all needed! A quiet place to sit down and EAT!
You think that would have been enough for us to call it a day. No, not quite. We jumped back on the tube and headed toward Piccadilly Circus. Again, we loved it! We must have taken 100's of photos. I am going to have to have a scrapbook JUST for London!
Once we finished with Piccadilly Square we went to see Big Ben a night! That was stunning. Exhausted we headed back to the hotel and here I blog. I have been vertical for 42 hours! I am off to bed. We are leaving at 7:30 in the morning to see more sights. We are doing London in a day and a half. Only 13 more days of this! WOOHOOO!