Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Update: Part dos!!

update number 2 coming at ya!
While in London we got to visit Westminister Abbey. Holy Moly!
I think I may now be a cultural snob. Once you see Westminister nothing seems to compare. I've never seen so much architectural detail!! My mind was blown. From the unknown solider, to Elizabeth 1 burial, the abbey is just gorgie!
Not many pictures were taken, and actually I can't remember if you're even allowed to take pictures in certain areas. All I know is I took it in, and looooved it. If you're in London do plan on visiting Westminister, its got so much historical significance. Plus, kinda cool to walk through those famous doors that Kate Middleton walked through. 

Over the weekend we spent some time in the markets. Saturday we started at Camden Market. This market honestly was not my cup of tea. It was super crowded, dirty, and every vendor sold the same exact dirty looking products. No thanks!

However, after finishing up at Camden we rode over to Portebello Road. 
Hellooo!!! Loved this place! It was colorful, each vendor was different, and there were waffles. Yes waffles. I have this serious thing for Belgian waffles. Every time I smell them I just have to have one. So we indulged and had waffles. The only thing I bought that weekend. But whatever. :)

Mary Poppins was filmed on this road!

yummmmmm :)

 The rest of the weekend was relaxed. All of our boys had either gone to Paris or visited with friends, so we were super excited to have them back. They're such a fun bunch. To start off week 2 we visited Sigmund Freud's house & Abbey Road! Lets just say getting a picture on Abbey Road is a lot more difficult than you think. Not only is there regular traffic, but also many other people are always trying to take their picture! But our darling tour guide Tom was a sport and snapped many a photos for us. 

Later during the week we visited The Royal Society. This was another one of my favorite fun stops, but only because we saw royalty. Here we got about 5 feet from the Duke of Edinburgh, or the Queens hubby Phillip. I was super excited.

I really love ice cream trucks
And as our last group excursion, we went to Charles Darwin's home! It is outside the city about 30 minutes in just the cutest country town. Talk about small streets, our entire bus took up the road, you know, typical American style ;)
It was really nice to see the home and just relax outside of the city. Oh and breathe fresh air for a change. ha!

obvs i like to use the same pose for some reason

the back of his gorgie home!
Tomorrow I'll be back with the wrap up of our trip and some family vacation photos I managed to take!

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