Saturday, June 14, 2008

Joel Turns 27!!

12 hours of sleep was just what we needed. Today proved to be a much better start to our trip, beginning with the man of the house (B&B) making up for his wife's flakiness. She was out rowing this morning, so he treated us to breakfast and a good conversation. We found out that a house like the B&B in this area (Hammersmith) runs about 2 million pounds ($4mil). Guess we won't be buying a house in the area. After breakfast, we headed to Greenwich, by boat, to see the Prime Meridian. The boat ride was one of our favourite things (notice the Brit spelling already). Christina's on the east side of the world, Joel's on the westsiiiiiiiide. The sights from the top of the hill were unbelievable gorgeous and the Greenwich market was a lovely treat (vegan and gluten free treats for Christina in the land of meat, wheat, and meat wrapped in wheat). We ate our lunch overlooking the Thames River and headed back into Westminster.
It being Christina's 1st time in London, we thought it only be fair to hit all the tourist spots; Big Ben, London Eye, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, and Trafalgar Square (Holy Asians, Batman! We accidentally stumbled into the Taste of Thailand expo along the way.
 Sherlock Holmes had already gone home for the night when we got to 221B Baker Street. I guess it was 5 o'clock somewhere. 
From there it was a quick trip home and a stop at the local Tesco to recharge and fill our stomachs. We decided about dusk to head back out and see a little bit of London at night. 
Tomorrow we jump up early and head to Heathrow to pick up our rental car. For those following on their maps we are heading to Suffolk to stay with some friends of the family (John and Anne Ruston). 
Joel & Christina


Zeus said...

A big Happy Birthday!!! Look forward to seeing pictures, and more stories! Keep it up!

Teeny said...

Happy Birthday Joel! It looks like you guys are having a great time.. it's kind of cool to see your pics of all that stuff when I was just there a few weeks ago. :)