Well we landed in London at about 11am London time on June 8th. Vicki came and met us at our hotel a few hours later. We went to the Prince of Whales pub which was across the street from our hotel in Kensington, and met her cousin there. Had an interesting meal lol, everyone elses’ seemed to be good but mine, not so much. We sat and had a couple drinks then said g’bye to her cousin and returned to our hotel to get changed. Vicki and I ended up headin back out and took the Tube (London Metro) to the party part of London outside Covent Gardens (can’t remember the name of the square if my life depended on it!) We checked out a few places but ended up at a bar called The Zoo. It was INSANE to say the least, we definitely partied London style that night! Met some backpackers from California spent most of the night with them. Did a little dancing in the foam party that we eventually discovered downstairs lol. Anyway, definite good times. Made our way back to the hotel and met some locals that took us for a bite to eat considering Vicki discovered very quickly McDonald’s is NOT 24 hours lol
The next morning, June 9th, we dragged our sorry butts outta bed feeling the affects of the previous night lol and checked outta the hotel, left our bags, had a bite at the Muffin Man lol and took the Tube to see Big Ben and Buckingham Palace. A big strike for the union of the Tube workers is starting today so everything’s kind of a mess but we eventually made it there. Big Ben was amazing, just the size of it was unreal. Took some pictures with two British bobbies (made me think of my dad lol, British police) and walked about 15 mins to Buckingham palace. It was beautiful, expected it to be a little bigger but none the less it was gorgeous. Missed the changing of the guards, but a horse drawn carriage was allowed into the grounds and then picked up 2 gentlemen from the front door of the palace and left the grounds. It was actually very cool, no idea who they were but obviously somebody since they got passed the crazy protection of that place. We returned to the Tube station, said goodbye to Vicki cuz she was taking another train back to her grandma’s and Mom and I made our way back to our hotel. We grabbed our bags and took the tube to the train station and took a 30 min train to London Gatwick to catch our flight. There was a saying painted on the wall in the airport that I really liked, attempted to take a picture but it didn’t turn out… it said “We are who we are because of everyone in our lives”. It’s only been a couple days into my trip but I think all the time about how special everyone is I have in my life and how much I love you all.