Tuesday, May 12, 2015

We are finally in London!

It is Tuesday night here in London, England and my wife and I have finally found some time from our busy schedule to blog. As so many of you know we had quite the time getting over here. Our flight out of Rapid City arrived much later than was planned. I don't think I have ever been so tired, but more excited to do so many things. After planning my wife's graduation party and getting up early on Sunday I only got two poor hours of sleep on the plane ride before we began our journey in London.

The first day we arrived at the airport and were escorted to Windsor Castle. We only spent an hour at the castle before we met up again to exchange currency and get a cheap (.99 pence) phone. The castle was one of the most amazing sights I have seen. We did not have nearly enough time there, but we were still able to take so much in. Many parts inside of the castle we could not take pictures of, but I will attach a few that I did take. I thought the Queen's Dollhouse was impressive because of the amount of time it would have taken to be made. The many rooms inside the castle were so impressive which had big furniture pieces and beautiful paintings. It seems that money does not go as far here. I exchanged $100 for 57.57 pounds. Not only that, but meals are outrageous.

In order to become more accustomed we ventured to the local pub, called Friends at Hand. I enjoyed a nice meal of fish and chips. It was one of the first times that I ordered fish over a good ole hamburger. I will say that it tasted amazing with a good ole Budweiser. Yes, I chose domestic beer over the typical cider or ale, but maybe I will give in before we return.

These hollow places slits in the wall were built here in order to shoot arrows through at approaching forces. They come out of the wall at an angle so the soldier could have more room for movement when he wanted to shoot in different directions.

1 comment:

  1. I love your photos, especially of the castle! I've never been to one so should prolly put that on my bucket list! I like your humor also! Some people just don't "get it"! Ha Ha!