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Monday, June 12, 2017

Hopes, Dreams and Goldfish - Part 2


Guess what?


We are now in London and have been here since Saturday.  I have been a little behind on my posts so I'm going to jump ahead to current time and post some of our fun travels in Edinburgh when I return home. 


This morning we saw the changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace. There were horses & marching bands & grand uniforms & bear fur hats (yes - bear hats so they can't wear them in the rain)!  It was the perfect weather today for watching all of the pomp & circumstance.


Then we walked over to The National Gallery to see the Impressionist Exhibit.  After about an hour of trying to locate the right room, I asked a guard.  It's closed for refurbishing!!!  But there is nothing as cute as little school girls chatting away and going to see a Michelangelo Exhibit. 


So we walked and walked and walked towards our next gallery but I was too hungry so we stopped at a little French Bistro and sat outside.  It was delightful.  We noticed a tour guide showing people down this pedestrian alley so after lunch we went to check it out and this is what we found.....


Mozart was 8 years old at the time and played for the King! Unfortunately there was now a Starbucks and a Chiptole on the corner!  


We have angels guarding our Chipotle at home too!


We walked through the theater district to get to our next gallery - the Courtauld in the Somerset House was closed because there were some VIP's in town.  (Insert Jeanette's sad face here)

We took a cab back to our hotel to rest our tired bones and feet. 


Now Mr. B is pouring me a glass of wine in our hotel lobby before we head out for dinner. (Insert Jeanette's smiley face here)!

Phrase of the Day - "Hopes, Dreams & Goldfish" - On the 5 hour train from Edinburgh to London if you found yourself in need of the "powder room" it was located at the back of our car.  You needed a license to operate it but if you were able to push the correct puttons to open the door, insert yourself, figure out how to close the door then push to button to lock it, a woman's voice came overhead on the intercom.  She said "Please do not flush feminine products, nappies, paper towels, gum, old phones, unpaid bills, junk mail, your ex's sweater, hopes, dreams or goldfish down this toilet".  Made my day!  What can I say - I'm a sucker for a laugh. 

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