Monday, March 11, 2013

Scotland/London ~ Day 7 ~ I'd Be Skinny


One day.

That's all the time Mike's coworker had to see London. One day.

So we got up early and headed out, determined to see as much as possible in that one day. So we started walking. First we saw Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament.

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Then we took in Westminster Abbey.

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Next we hiked through the park, made friends with a pigeon named, Handy (he was missing a toe), while eating hot dogs, and eventually found our way to Buckingham Palace.

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We spent some time waiting for the changing of the guard, that never happened because they only do it every other day during the winter. We walked to the Wellington Arch (Look kids, there's Big Ben!), where we read the monuments, then caught the tube to the Tower of London.

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After a quick lunch, we started our tour of the Tower of London. We took an hour long guided tour, then spent another two hours looking around the place ourselves. There is a lovely view of Tower Bridge from there.
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On the verge of being flat out pooped, we decided to see if we could ride The Eye before it got dark. We took the tube back to Westminster, then walked across the Thames to the base of The Eye. Being a Saturday the line was super long and we knew we wouldn't be able to go for a ride before dark.
 
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So we trudged back to the hotel. I bet we walked over five miles in that single day, it felt like 10 miles, but I'm sure it wasn't that much. And that wasn't the first day that I walked from morning till night. Everyone walked everywhere there, taking a cab for anything less than two miles would put you in the lazy category. The point of this post... if I lived in the United Kingdom, I'd be skinny.