Thursday, September 11, 2008

Today is Thursday - this must be Rome!

Wednesday we explored London via the trains/underground/open top bus and on foot.
We started the day in Slough. Took a train from Slough to Padington station and the underground to Victoria station. From there we got on the Big Bus and took the double decker bus tour of London. We saw all the major landmarks. Big Ben; Scotland yards; Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliment; the London Eye; the Tower Bridge. At about 2:00 in the afternoon, we met Dan at the Tower of London. We took a tour of the Tower of London and saw the Crown Jewels, the infamous torture chambers; White tower and all the other sights inside this massive medieval city. We took the underground from the Tower of London to Westminster and the walked through St. James Park to Buckingham Palace. From there we went to Harrods. We walked through many of the halls and took pictures of some of the outrageous things they sell like the Rib Eye Steaks for $150.00 per pound, the $3000.00 for couple ounces of Beluga caviar; $2500.00 for a piece of luggage; $20,000.00 (that’s not a mistake) bottle of Dom Perrignon champagne…. On and on…. Quite a store.

Tonight we are all together Rome – Laura and Tom arrived in Rome via train and Dan, Mickey, Lowell and I flew in from London early. Unbelievably we all met up at the train station at 11:15am and took a taxi to the apartment. We got settled into the apartment and took off to see Rome!
We started at the Spanish steps – walked to Trevi Fountain, and each made sure to throw 2 coins into the fountain, one to assure your return to Rome and the other for another wish. After a pizza and beer lunch, we walked to the Coliseum and the Forum. At the end of the day, we figured out the city bus system (sort of!) and headed back to the apartment. We bought some groceries and ate at the apartment. A big start to our Roman adventure and tomorrow we are starting out at 8:00am to go to the Vatican!

1 comment:

Judith said...

Hi all,
Your Mom gave me the link. Your trip sounds wonderful. I probably will never get to those places so I am enjoying your adventure.
Your Cousin,
Judy Johnson