After 8 and half hours of flying we are finally here and London is amazing! To start off I would like to shout out to all of the moms reading out there and say that everyone is safe and sound and has everything that they need....except if you all wanted to maybe add a few more dollars to our accounts, we wouldn’t mind.
Well everyone, today has been a long one! We started our journey in Des Moines with a 90 minute flight to Chicago where we had a four hour layover, and a forty-five minute delay. Up next came the horribly boring, uncomfortable eight hours from Chicago to our first destination on this adventure, and now that we're here in London I can honestly say it is definitely worth it. We got on the plane in the afternoon and magically landed in the early morning, successfully fulfilling my lifelong dream of time traveling.
As soon as we landed we all learned a real life lesson about standing in line and the joys of public transit thanks to the airport and the London Underground trains. As soon as we found our quaint, adorable, little hotel we all promptly stuffed our faces with the massive and delicious complementary breakfasts put on by our hosts at Hotel St. Simeon.
|Unexpected breakfast, yummy!!|
|Second ride on the tube.|
|Near Buckingham Palace|
|Changing of the Guard|
|Outside the National Gallery|
|Jill and Amber trying out for the next Harry Potter movie!!|
Practically everywhere you look here there is something to see! We're not in Cedar Falls anymore people! At this point we were all pretty tired and grumpy, so we stopped back at our hotel and settled in a bit. We all ended our nights by going out to dinner at the local pub down the street from where we're staying :) It was a long, tiring, amazing start to our adventure! Check back tomorrow and for the next two weeks to see what we are getting up to everyday.