Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Day 1: Arrival

So yeah, we went to London!  It was wonderful.  Father type had to go to Dublin on business anyway, so it was a good time to tack on a vacation.  And perfect timing for our 32nd anniversary!

I think I will tackle this by days, so here is our departure and arrival day, Saturday and Sunday.


Here is the father type as we board our plane to London from JFK.  So exciting!


The Heathrow Express to Paddington Station, one of our "home" stations for the week.  Everything thrilled me in London, from the chimney pots to the architecture to the tube stations.  And now I know why they are called "tube" stations too!


The mews where we lived for the week.


The door of our flat.


Interesting key!


Our flat was very close to the Bayswater Road and Hyde Park.  Thanks to Sandra SamplerLover for the suggestion of which area in London to stay!


We went for a walk in the evening to Kensington Palace.  Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park are such pretty parks!


And we managed an English breakfast on arrival


And fish and chips for the father type and a burger for me at the local pub for dinner.


I even had a pale ale!


The local pub.

I even managed to watch the end of the French Open final in the pub!

I will post over the next several days, I think.  Overkill?  Maybe.  :D

27 comments:

Berit said...

Looks great! No way it's overkill! :P

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Thank you for sharing your trip! Please continue. Your photos are beautiful and I love seeing London through your eyes

Vickie said...

Oh I am loving this! Thank you for sharing Margaret! Overkill? No way my friend!

Barb said...

You can never share too many vacation pix of your trip to London - so much fun and what a great way to celebrate 32 years!!
Congratulations to you both!!

samplerlover said...

I'm really glad that I could be of help with your first trip to one of my favourite places. Isn't Bayswayer wonderful. So close to everything and so easy to get around. Looking forward to seeing more photos. Did you get to a Windsor. That's one of my favourite places.

Ellen said...

So much fun to see photos and learn the details of your trip. Looking forward to seeing much more.

Vera said...

What fun Margaret! Love your pics and it definitely is not overkill...keep the posts coming:)

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Oh Margaret, I loved every bit of this post! Keep it coming. There can never be too many trip pics!

Vicki said...

Thanks for sharing this with us! And no way is it overkill.

Linda said...

Great start to the week Margaret.

Linda

Mary said...

Please lots of photos, I haven't been there is 37 years, ( visiting English Grandparents on twin's 1st birthday ). I would love to see again.

woolwoman said...

no overkill IMO - just enjoying the ride. It will be fun hearing all the juicy details but for me it's all about the yarn shopping. Hope you are having a great week - Mel

iamthewalrus said...

Thank you for sharing. I have always wanted to go there. Keep posting!!!

Karen said...

No overkill, no way! I can't wait to see more pics; I love London!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

It's great to be a virtual tourist Margaret, I love it. Hyde Park is my favourite of the London parks.
I look forward to seeing the next part of your holiday.

Cathy B said...

How wonderful! Can't wait to hear more!

Beth said...

Overkill? No! I think your mews is so pretty and it looks like you had a great first day in London. I look forward to reading about your other days and adventures.

Annette-California said...

I would have been in awe of everything that caught your attention too. How fabulous! Love every photo and your travel journaling you are sharing with us. Great first day! love Annette

Chris said...

Woohoo!
So nice to be traveling with you!

~Narita said...

How exciting! I've always wanted to go to London. Lots of stitching time on the plane, no doubt

Brigitte said...

Oh so great that you are breaking your every other week rule for letting us travel through London with you. I have never been there so it will be interesting. But I have already had fish and chips in GB and each time it was delicious.

Lana said...

Fun! I can't wait to read all your updates on your trip!!

Giovanna said...

From the pics I'd say you were actually in Kensington Gardens rather than Hyde Park (there's no noticeable boundary and people tend to call it all HP, but they are officially two different parks...). Did you see the statue of Peter Pan? Always enjoy going there. Great pics, and what mouthwatering fish and chips (that's one of the few British culinary products which I actually miss!)

Anna van Schurman said...

You seem to be missing black pudding on that English breakfast! What's up with that? ;) You've given me a great idea for where to stay next time we're in London. Thanks.

Jackie said...

I'm behind on blog reading. It won't be overkill AT ALL!

Kaisievic said...

Definitely not overkill as we will all live vicariously through your posts and get to visit London, too. Love the look of your local pub and the mews apartment.

Melanie said...

God, I would love to go there one day. Looks like so much FUN!