Let’s Talk London Part 3

I’m going to try my best not to make this one as freaking long as the last two have been, mainly because I want people to still want to read my blog lol.  So here goes:

Wednesday, February 17, 2010:

I didn’t sleep well Monday night and Tuesday night wasn’t much better.  After going to bed at 12:30am, I woke up at 1:50am to make sure that everything was working out smoothly with the YuBlog.org Lost post.  I didn’t fall asleep again until like 2:30am-ish.  Then I woke up at 7am to pee &  figured that I’d download the episode.  It ended up taking 40 minutes.  I feel back asleep until 8:45am when Kate’s alarm went off.  So I definitely was setting myself up to get sick earlier in the week with the lack of sleep.

We watched the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday morning.  My mom & I didn’t have the best angle to see it from so to me, it was kinda anticlimatic.  Maybe it was because I was freezing (we got there an hour early) or because I couldn’t see very well or  because I was just plain tired.  Basically, they march a band in (which was neato) & then the band stands in front of the people on the ‘house right’ side so they can’t see the guards being changed.  My dad had a good spot though & thought it was cool though so if you’re the type of person who likes the shit my dad thinks is cool then the Changing of the Guard is for you!

We left Buckingham Palace & walked along some park that was right there.  It was a nice little park that I enjoyed looking at.  Next stop: Westminster Abbey!  Westminster Abbey was amazing.  Go to there if you go to London.  Even though it’s essentially a fancy tomb filled with corpses up to like a thousand years old, it’s absolutely incredible.  Look up at the details in everything – walls, vaults, cellings, floor, statues, etc.  So that’s what people did before TV, Internet and video games.  Definitely, definitely, definitely check it out.

Westminster Abbey is right across the street from Big Ben & Parliament.  We did some photo ops there.  From there, we ate lunch & went to find some museum with a Winston Churchill exhibit that my dad wanted to see.  None of the rest of us had any interest in another museum that day so sadly, Dad didn’t get to go.  I felt bad.  However, our next adventure took us to King’s Cross train station and Platform 9 3/4!

We finished up the day by going to see a Shakespeares’s “The Tempest” on the West End.  I kinda (shhh don’t tell on me) fell asleep for like 30 minutes during the Act I.  I actually really like “The Tempest” but it was about 90 degrees in that theatre & we had just eaten dinner/drank ale so it really wasn’t something I had control over…

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday weren’t as active, so they’ll follow tomorrow.  Peace out.

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