Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Cool Kids

Officially in London!
A quick update before bed.  Devon arrived Sunday and they even let her in the country! Despite not having my address and having no idea if the numbers she had made up a phone number, they let her through the gates.  There was no time for jet lag, we dropped her stuff off at my place in Wimbledon then met up with Josephine and headed into the city. I warned her that it would be the most overwhelming day of her life!
First stop was Big Ben, then a walk to Westminster Bridge to get a look at the London Eye.  From there past St James' Park and over to Trafalgar Square. Up to Picadilly Circus and back over to Buckingham Palace. Just hammering out the 'must-see' list of London. Then we made our way up to Hyde Park to meet Christine, where I let Devon sit and relax for a bit.  As the sun started to go down, we headed for a friend's house who had invited us for a BBQ! My first since being in London = Yummy!! We all had a great time and it was a very in-depth introduction to the city for Devon.  Monday morning we got up and headed to the old city. We went in to the Tower of London first. After we got some sandwiches and found a patch of grass to enjoy them in the sun with a view of the river Thames and Tower Bridge. Then we did a little shopping on our way to Leicester Square to see if we could get theatre tickets. We got tickets to Priscilla Queen of the Desert, one of the shows on my wish list.  I had heard good reviews of this show about a drag queen who treks across the Australian desert, but I had no idea how amazing it would be! I am confident in saying that this is my new favorite!! It was a blast, we were cheering and clapping and singing along the entire time. Amazing show!
Today we went to Camden Market with Josephine, where Devon found some souvenirs to bring home. After the market we wandered around the Science Museum for a bit. Josephine and I have been meaning to check it out, and it is free so why not? Then it was home for to finish packing for tomorrow and relax with dinner and a movie.
Up early in the morning to head out for Amsterdam!

Inside Tower of London
Picadilly Cricus

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