Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Meeting Beefeater 385.

Oh, yes, there's plenty of pigeons to feed in London. They're quite funny. We like birds. Feed the birds, tuppence a bag.

The Tower of London is wonderful. Very expensive, it cost us 40 or 50 quid for the family, plus ice cream, but I loved the tour. The stories of famous executions that happened here were quite fascinating. We met beefeaters, saw the crown jewels in a newly renovated vault, and while Pam and Anna participated in a play facillitated by costumed actors, I took fidgety Peter and cranky Anna into the White Tower in the center of the Tower of London (the Tower has 20 towers). The White tower was built in 1078, and is now full of weapons and armor, top to bottom, plus a gift shop. They liked looking at the nasty weapons and full size armored horse statues.

Here's two of our Beefeaters, including celebrity Ms Cameron, who became the first and only woman beefeater just last year.

Nila came with us, of course.

From the Tower we boarded a Thames River cruise boat, included with the price of the bus tour. We floated from Tower of London down to Big Ben, hearing stories about the places we passed. It was quite nice! Afterwards, all the kids were tired so we tubed it home for a relaxing evening reading stories in our rented flat.

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