On a happier note, our trip to England and Wales was wonderful in every way - more wonderful than I could have expected. I'm going to share it with you in segments, beginning with our first two days in London.
|First we checked into our hotel - the Chesterfield Mayfair, which is about a 10 minute walk from Buckingham Palace|
|Here is RVPainter, relaxing in the hotel pub|
|On day one, we hopped on the Hop On-Hop Off bus that takes you all around the city. This is a great way to familiarize yourself with London, and you can get off at major attractions and get back on again.|
|Riding on the double decker hop on-hop off bus. Notice the blue skies we brought with us!|
|Taken from London Bridge - that's the London Eye on the right|
|The water gate at the tower of London - prisoners were brought through this gate to be imprisoned in the Tower.|
|This glass "coffee table" replaced what used to be the wooden chopping block where folks were beheaded.|
|RVPainter isn't sure what to do with this|
|On day two, we spent the morning waiting outside Buckingham Palace for the changing of the guards. That pretty much took up the whole morning! In the afternoon, it rained, so we hopped back on the bus and just rode around.|
|On day three, we took the train to Bath - here we're at Paddington Station waiting for the train.|
Next stop: Bath, England!