On August 10th we took the red eye flight from ATL-LHR airport. The flight was over 8 hours. Thank God for first class! When we arrived at the airport (after we endured the insane customs lines and the officers with their rude questions) Bessie and Kevin were anxiously waiting for us! The first thing I noticed about London was how cloudy it was! London is commonly called "Foggy London Town" however there is rarely fog, only a crazy amount of low rainy grey clouds! We immediately went to Beth & Kevins house in a small town about 20 miles outside of London called High Wycombe (BTW the "e" is silent... MOM ;) ). The rest of that day we just relaxed and tried to fight sleep. The best way to fight off jet lag is to stay awake as long as possible and go to sleep when the time zone you are in goes to sleep. Works like a charm!
Our first full day in London we went on a walk with Bessie. We walked through the woods (there were trails) to Hughenden Manor. Its an old Manor House which is now owned and ran by the National Trust. We had a lovely lunch and then toured the manor house.
Bessie and I :)
The next part of our trip was Paris, France. One word to sum this city up...Captivating.
We took the EUROSTAR train from London to paris. It was a fast 2.5 hour trip. We had so much fun on the train!
We stayed at the Hotel Astrid directly across from the Arc De Triumph.
Our hotel key..
Close up picture of the Sacre Coeur
I can't wait to get back to Paris.. It definitely has a little piece of my heart.
When we got back to London we of course crashed.. And over the last week of our trip we saw pretty much everything London had to offer...
Huge Donut cart. The Brits sure know how to eat sweets!
After 12 long days we were ready to get back home to the south. However I miss London and the people I left behind more and more everyday!