S: London 2008
BC: Merry Christmas! Love- Beth, Sara, & Dad
FC: Visit to LONDON, ENGLAND March 2008
1: In this book is the recollections, pictures, and memories from Spring Break 2008 when Mom and Beth traveled to London to visit Sara who was studying abroad at RegentsUniversity. It was the semester and visit of a lifetime.
2: Back on Solid Ground! | LONDON
3: We arrived at Gatwick airport and then got on the train to head to Victoria Station to meet Sara. On the way there we saw suburban London.. Everyone seemed to have their own little garden on their roof or in their backyards.
5: All the way to Regents Park | Travelling | byFOOT | a | This means we're almost there
6: View from the top
7: Sara's dorm was on the 3rd floor. We did have to climb a lot of stairs, but at least she had a cute little balcony and great view of the courtyard. We could even see Big Ben (we think!)
8: good eats | The first place we visited was Camden Town. They have a great little market there which is where Mom and Beth got their first "English" food: Chinese.
9: Camden is famous for it's lock
10: While Beth slept off jet-lag, in the dorm room, Mom and Sara went to explore the park her school was located in. We found ducks, and pretty flowers, and cool benches.
13: We visited the V&A Museum and it was AMAZING! We saw clothes from all different periods, and a silver punch bowl that could hold enough alcohol to serve an entire PSU tailgate along with some other pretty amazing things. We ate lunch here ala carte in the cafeteria. To the left top: pattern pieces with tea stains in the shape of the world; bottom: a breath-taking crystal ball that hung as a chandelier in one of the cafeterias;. | The Victoria & Albert Museum
14: London- Night II | After the museum, we tried to go toHarrods, but it was jammed with people since it was the day before Easter. We were still able to get some candy though. Then we went to a small restaurant across the street and had the most delicious meal. Beth found mashed potatoes, and Sara had make it yourself hot chocolate. While Beth was distracting Mom outside, Sara managed to buy a cake for Mom for her birthday.
16: The next morning was Easter, as well as Mom's birthday. We went to John Wesley's Church and discovered that Methodists haven't changed much. After coffee & tea fellowship, we visited a pub for lunch that was recommended by the minister's wife. | We had cucumber sandwiches
17: Because it was SNOWING and Mom and Beth were still recovering from jet-lag, we spent the rest of the day in Sara's dorm room, keeping warm and planning the rest of the trip. | At the pub we had a great lunch, and we got to watch part of the "football" match
18: it snowed BIG flakes
19: That night we, celebrated Mom's birthday with the cake we had so sneakily acquired. Then we spent a quite night watching Rent.
20: On Easter Monday we set out to see the city. With Oyster Cards in hand, we boarded the Underground at Baker Street Station The first stop was Buckingham Palace. It was still snowing. So they did not have the Changing of the Guard, but it still has cool statues in front of it.
21: The next thing we came across was Westminster Cathedral and Big Ben We looked at the London Eye, but chose not to spend 30 quid to go up in it | They looked just like the postcards!
22: The Globe Theatre | Admit one Globe Tour
24: TOWER BRIDGE from the bus
25: The White Tower | AKA The Tower of London
26: on the bus
28: That evening we went to Evensong at St. Paul's Cathedral
30: The next day we visited the National Gallery. They had lion statues outside the museum. Inside the museum we saw a lot of amazing classical art, including paintings by all the ninja turtles!! | some things never change
31: That night we went to see The Lion King | IT WAS AMAZING!!!
32: Westminster Cathedral | Beth and Sara went site seeing on the last day in London. They saw popular places from the book & movie DaVinci Code.
33: Temple Church