We went to London, on our first trip away. Well, it wouldn’t really have been our first trip away but it was the first trip away that included a flight. We left late Friday night and didn’t end up checking into the hotel until 2:00am on Saturday. Needless to say we slept in till about 11:00am. We started our day off by walking down to the closest starting point for ‘The Original Tour’ of London!
The 2 1/2 hour tour was a great way to spend the sunny afternoon that we got, even though we both got frozen because the wind was so cold and we insisted on sitting on the top level of the bus. A few stops shy of finishing the tour, we got off on Oxford Street to check out a bit of the shopping and grab a bit of lunch. We had passed a KFC earlier during the Tour and it smelled so good that when we saw one on Oxford street, I had to go in. He was nice enough to go with me, even though he’d never eat that kind of junky food.
Afterwards we decided to walk towards Harrods through Hyde Park. It was the loveliest walk and possibly one of the best parts of the trip. It’s the first time in a while that we’ve taken the time to just enjoy each other’s company while actually doing something. After the walk, we took the tour bus back to our starting point and made our way back to the hotel.
Once there, he discovered that the Manchester United match was on TV so I took that opportunity to take a nice hot bath. After getting ready, we headed down to the area where the Concierge told us we could find plenty of restaurants but after about 2 blocks of only seeing condo and apartment blocks, we decided to head into the city centre because his friends were there having some drinks and we wanted to meet up with them afterwards. We found a cute little sushi bar, and I couldn’t stop thinking of my sushi buddy Jordan. The food was great, but the prices were a rip-off!
But alas, we took too long to get ready and therefore took too long to have dinner and they were heading back into the area where one of his friend’s lives… an area that we weren’t keen on going to, so we really wanted to avoid. So we decided to have a few quiet drinks on our own… and continue our extended date. Things are going well… it takes work, but they’re going really well.
I LOVE LONDON!