What an absolutely FAB day out we had yesterday when Mr F and myself travelled up to London for a day out with friends. I'd got my patriotic bag all packed and ready for the journey! We travelled by train and tube, and were due to meet our friends in a pub in Westminster - the view of Big Ben when we walked up the steps leading out of Westminster underground station was awesome! Anyway, the marathon was on (due to that little sporting event otherwise known as the Olympics!!) and as the route was right by the pub where we were meeting our friends, we even managed to see some of the runners - it was great to have been there and see it in action! The crowds were amazing - very high-spirited and all having a great time cheering the runners on.....
.....anyway, after a glass of Pimms and a quick catchup (oh and me managing to get locked in the loo!! - but that's another story!) - we planned to saunter down to the Thames to catch the clipper boat to Greenwich. It look a little bit longer that planned to get to the pier, but saw lots more runners and the atmosphere was incredible. Once on board the boat, we saw all the sights that a trip along the Thames has to offer, such as sailing under the Milleneum Bridge and past the Tower of London, and we saw the Olympic rings that decorated Tower Bridge.....
.....we finally arrived at Greenwich, and had a very interesting guided walk and heard all about the history of the buildings and the Cutty Sark and Kings and Queens and palaces and famous naval men and explorers - (many thanks to our tour guide, Roger). The buildings were incredible, and the tour was great way to spend the afternoon. The next stop was having something to eat - we went to a lovely Spanish restaurant in Greenwich and devoured plates and plates of Tapas - delicious!! It was great to spend time with our friends, and all too soon the day came to an end. and it was time to say our goodbyes and go our separate ways. The weather was glorious, and strolling across the bridge on our way to the tube station was great - looking down the Thames at all the sights we'd just sailed past. Oh and we even got to see Tower Bridge opening up to let a Chinese Junk pass underneath - what an amazing sight that was! Luckily we were able to get an earlier train home, so got back home just after the closing ceremony had started so watched the rest of it on TV - we'd seen the Olympic stadium when we were on the train, so it was great to think we'd been to London and been part of those crowds on that incredible last day of the Olympics. Thanks Paul and Gill and Vanda and Owen - see you again soon - but how on earth are we going to make our next meeting more exciting than being in London with the Olympics going on!!??
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