Monday, February 04, 2013

London - day 1


Trip:  London, England
Purpose:  Business
Day 1

I’ve arrived one day early on a red eye flight because my meeting is set for Monday AM so need day to adjust. 

Goal of first day – check into hotel around 10am and then find friend blogger Grit and family at the British museum in afternoon.  Secure map from concierge and walk to museum while getting lunch on the way!

Sights seen:

·      Salvation Army, playing taps.  American moment, I didn’t know they were international!  Shortly thereafter I pass their London headquarters.  Interesting!

·      Hare Krishnas suddenly pop into view with their chants and tambourines.

·      Do a quick search for a store that was visited in 2006, forgot address at hotel so will come back tomorrow.

·      London phone booth.

·      London bus.

·      See a Cadburry store, cannot resist going inside for candy for the family.  Later realize they are everywhere and more like a convenience store. 

1.5 hours later I finally arrive at the British Museum and I’m completely exhausted from walking and red eye flight.  Grit takes mercy on me and we sit down to chat and get caught up.  The triplets nod their hello's and split up to look for home education opportunities in the museum.

The rest is a blur, I visit Roman history, Egyptian artifacts and take many photos of the mosaics in hopes that I’ll come home and teach my little ones how to make one.  The museum ceiling is really cool and they must think so too because there are umbrellas for sell of the ceiling.  




 6pm, the museum closes, I bid adieu to the Grit family and make my way by taxi back to the hotel.  Dinner is just a bowl of soup because I’m so desperately tired I can barely hold my head up.

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