We awoke to a normal British day, grey and rainy. Boy are we glad we did the outdoor itinerary earlier to take advantage of the sun. This makes us all the more excited for Spain.
After a hearty breakfast we were off on the tube and arrived eleven stops later at Holborn and a short misty walk to the British museum.
After a potty break and a bit of orienteering we headed to the rosetta stone. It was pretty cool to see up close and in person.
Luckily, the Assyrian exhibit was near the rosetta stone. This is what Sergio really wanted to see.
We then walk through the Greek and Roman areas which Isabella liked most. Particularly the vases.
Heading upstairs to the Egyptian exhibits the kids saw an Easter island moi. They remember this from the film Night at the Museum and loved “dum dum.”
On our way to the mummies we stopped to admire the last remnants from a seventh wonder of the ancient world: the original mausoleum. We meet a nice couple from Long Island on their way through Europe.
Finally to the mummies. But not before admiring all the Egyptian artifacts.
And mummies! Lucas says thus was his favourite part.
When we left the museum the sky had opened up and we found refuge in the nearest Thai restaurant for lunch 🙂
Unfortunately the rain did not let up and we had to buy some umbrellas from a souvenir vendor. I did haggle for a good deal however. When we packed we bet on nice weather to save baggage space for the warm Spanish coast. Ooh well.
It was a short tube ride to Notting Hill which brought us to Kensington palace.
While stopping for a photo opportunity we meet a group of three ladies on a world tour who had just arrived from a thirteen hour flight from Tokyo. One even had an older son named Lucas.
Kensington was part of our royal historic palace membership and a great place to visit which doesn’t take much time.
There are really only three parts: king’s apartment, the queen’s apartments, and Victoria’s apartments.
The Victorian apartments were very cool to see which included many personal letters, her nursery, the room Albert died, and many of her dresses.
Isabella loved one of Victoria’s dollhouses. She said it was her favouriteand wanted one just like it.
The day was great and we all walked many miles with no complaints. Tomorrow morning we leave early for the sunny Spanish coast.
We copped out and picked up McDonalds for dinner so we could do bath time and an early bed.
Goodnight from London!