August 29, 2012 Leave a comment
Day 12… Finally made it to London! This update is going to be pretty big because I took a lot of pictures… I’m sure you all won’t mind. We went just prior to the opening day of the Olympic games. It wasn’t as busy as I thought it’d be, but oh well, I’m not complaining. We took the coach into London and we got caught up in traffic which delayed us for an hour or so. We had reservations for the London Eye (thanks Pete’s parents once again for the tickets!!!). We were rushing to get there, but then realized we were going to be late anyways. So long story short, we made it! …. Eventually.
Here we are… On the bridge. Almost at the eye. Just have to cross River Thames.
Pete’s parents bought us the Fast Track tickets which gave us priority boarding. It was awesome! We got to pass all through all the people in the lineup. But here we are on the London Eye.
Proof that we all hung out!
They had Olympic mascot statues all over the place. It was pretty cool.
This random guy in a gorilla mask wanted to take pictures with us. We were all kind of confused about it… But afterwards he wanted money… Really?? He didn’t even do anything to deserve a tip or anything! So Pete pretty much told him to go away. We had an encounter with someone else dressed up as Jimi Hendrix in Portland, Oregon who actually entertained us… THAT deserved a tip. You can check it out that adventure here.
Bye bye ugly crappy gorilla guy…
The Elizabeth Tower! … Thanks for photobombing this picture, Pete.
Houses of Parliament.
Next stop… Buckingham Palace!
Canada Gate! Sooo cool!
This is the Canada Memorial. It’s located in Green Park. It’s a memorial for the Canadians who were killed in both World Wars.
And now we’re at Abbey Road. It was so funny because everyone was trying to get “the shot”, so cars were honking at them and people were photobombing. Check it out on the live webcam here for hours of entertainment!
I wish we were able to check out Abbey Road Studio… Oh well.
So cool how people sign this wall at Abbey Road!
Next stop… Sherlock Holmes museum!
Time to head back!