London Exploring Day One
Today was the first day of 2014 for us in London. We technically arrived yesterday, which is why I didn't say it was 'our first day in london'. But truth be told, our first day in London was pretty pathetic. We arrived at our apartment at 11am, walked to a greasy diner on our street, ate some food, came home for a 2hr nap which turned into a 5.5hr nap. Then wandered around the city with all the partying, drunk, londoners who are a bit grumpy when sauced.
Today was much better. We were feeling slightly less jet-lagged and so we met up with our friends Sean and Amie and we headed out to see the city a bit more. We started the day with a proper English breakfast (which in my opinion is not 'proper' at all, beans in tomato sauce, sausage, bacon, a fried egg, fried mushrooms, fried tomato and toast... it was rather un-proper for ones arteries), then we began to walk, an adventure that took up probably a third of our day. We walked and walked and walked and got lost and braved sideways rain and gusts of wind that made me wonder if London has a hurricane season. All our walking did have a purpose, we were headed to one of London's many free museums, the Natural History Museum. It was worth the two hour walk and the 45min wait in the rain to get in.
The architecture was marvellous. The taxidermy was incredible. The Skeletons were magnificent. And it was warm. And dry. We had a very happy time. These are some pictures from our day. Enjoy them.