S: Trip to London / October 2011
BC: Created By: Sofia Georgelos USA Citizen | Victoria & Eva Georgelos | Dear Girls, We missed you very much! We promise to bring you to London when you are both older! We can't wait to show you all of the beutiful sights, especially Queen Victoria's crowns. Eva, you'd love Hamleys Toy Store, it's over 200 years old. This is where we found the Eva Fairy. Love, Mom & Dad
FC: "By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show." | Dinner at OXO
1: Eva and especially Victoria, think they should be going on this trip! | Victoria Georgelos | Victoria Georgelos | Eva Georgelos
2: The NFL is heading over to Europe and so are we! Board the plane and take off!
3: Bear down, Chicago Bears, make every play clear the way to victory. Bear down, Chicago Bears, put up a fight with a might so fearlessly. | Sofia, George, Nick & Christine
4: Linebacker: Brian Urlacher, Quarterback: Jay Cutler, Owner: McCaskey | Cousins: Sofia & Christine Outsiders: George & Nick
5: We've arrived in London, to see the Chicago Bears!
6: London is the biggest city in Britain. First stop is the Marble Arch. | LONDON
8: Westminster Abbey | Every King and Queen, since 1066, has been crowned here.
9: On April 29, 2011, Catherine Middleton wed Prince William at the Abbey.
10: Spending time with cousin Chris and Koumbara Valerie. | Beautiful statues, many parks, and lots of buses lined the streets of London.
11: Sightseeing with the Big Bus Tour guides. Upperdeck gave the best views of the city. | London is a timeless city. It's like walking back into the past.
12: Taking in the sites of London. | Look in the background for one of the most famous landmarks. | Houses of Parliament, or Westminster, is where the laws governing British life are debated and passed.
13: Westminster is the largest Gothic building in the world. There are over 1,000 rooms and two miles of corridors in it.
14: We enjoyed a boat ride on the River Thames. We saw the Tower Bridge, WWII ships, a pirate ship, the London Eye ... | on the river
17: Dinner at OXO Tower
18: The Foot Guards protect the palace. | This formal ceremony takes place each day. | Buckingham Palace
19: Changing of the Guard in front of the Buckingham Palace | Wearing hats called bearskins. | Soldiers in full military regalia.
21: the NFL Rally at Trafalgar Square | 279 days until the Olympics arrive in London
22: Shopping adventures | "Innocent Victims" Memorial for Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed
23: Chris Harris, Chicago Bears safety | Henry Melton, Bears Defensive Tackle
24: Chicken Lunch at Harrods for 65 pounds / $100. | Meals included the Greek restaurant, Lemonia, the famous Fish and Chips, Chocolate Croissants. and emergency exits!!
25: Notice where the emergency string is. | Notice where the handle for the toilet is. | Guess which one George pulled?
26: We are approaching the Tower of London which was built in 1078.
28: Crown Jewels | Medeival Palace | White Tower
29: This castle was identified with British Kings and Queens, and today the Greeks have taken over.
30: Wembley Stadium NFL International Series | Chicago Bears vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
34: The Buckingham Palace, is one of the most readily recognised buildings in the world. The Palace is the working headquarters of the monarchy, where Her Majesty The Queen carries out Her duties. It is not only home to the Queen and Prince Phillip but also the London residence of Prince Andrew and Prince Edward and his family. There are 775 rooms, including 52 royal bedroms, 19 state rooms, 188 staff bedrooms, 92 offices and 78 bathroom. About 400 people work at the Palace, icluding chefs, gardners, and servants.
37: Ryan Baker, Channel 2 News anchor, interviewed us ... "Bears Fans in London" | Staying at the media hotel gave us a chance to meet many writers and reporters. Of course, our favorite was Rick Stroud. | Chris makes it on to Channel 5.