london part i

Hello hello! Very exciting things to tell!

So. My first real departure from the island was a whirlwind weekend in London.

And let me tell you, it was an absolutely phenomenal weekend, 6 am flights and all.

Us in all of our woke-up-at-3am sleepy splendor.

We woke up and departed wayyy too early Saturday morning. I never knew I had it in me, and if you know me at all, you’d be impressed to know that I was up at 3 and out the door by 4. Like a pro.

I was beyond excited to do all the super touristy things, and I don’t care who knows it. I was about to start crossing BIG THINGS off of my bucket list.

There is so much to do and see in the fabulous city of London that a weekend couldn’t possibly be enough for it all, but we certainly tried.

First, we took the TUBE!

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And found ourselves at Buckingham Palace.

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We were trying to make our way across the plaza when the police stopped us. I personally was a little disgruntled (definitely a combination of my touristy enthusiasm and lack of sleep) when we realized…

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We had arrived just in time for the changing of the guards!

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Fuzzy hats in action!! So cool

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We continued along our way, with Christian’s old friend/London native/lovely tour guide George, who was seriously a god send in navigating the vast city.

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Spotted some more very British marching!

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(Just trying to be artsy)

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We stumbled upon Trafalgar Square

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Where we saw the Olympic countdown

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Guards with gorgeous horses

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Hi David

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And of course, me being such a tourist. I’m completely okay with it.

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We found Abe Lincoln! GO USA

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Quintessential London picture…I spot the London Eye sneaking a peek

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Westminster Abbey

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Helllo Big Ben! :) It was incredibly awesome to see this bad boy in person. I love having this feeling over and over again–seeing things that I had only ever seen in books all of a sudden looming overhead right in front of me. Surreal.

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The London Eye in all its glory

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London Tower

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The ferocious metal lions guarding the London Tower

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The Tower Bridge

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The Gherkin! So fancy

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Part II, with my favorite pictures from the weekend, coming soon!

2 thoughts on “london part i

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  1. UGHHH I WANT TO GO TO LONDON!!!!!!!! YOUR PICTURES ARE BEAUTIFUL JUST LIKE YOU!

    Sorry for all the caps but I’m currently DYING in the library. Please remind me again why I decided to go to a real school.

    ANYWAY, so glad you had a great time!!!! I’m living vicariously through you.

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