Sunday, July 17, 2011

Bus Tours & Cat Calls

This morning we went on a bus tour of London, which was wonderful. We had a great tour guide and bus driver. The bus tour drove all over London, but the downside is we didn't get to so into any of the sites. We got to see St Paul's Cathedral, the London Eye, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Parliament, Buckingham Palace along with Prince Charles, Harry, and the love birds Will and Kate's residences.

St Paul's Cathedral was our first stop. I can't explain how is felt to see this amazing structure. Queen Anne's sculpture at one of the ends was beautiful to see. However, I learned she was only 5'8" and weighed over 300 pounds.

We did stop in to see the changing of the guards. The main point I would like to make is that some of these guards are only babies. The guards in front of Prince Charles and the Prince's residences looked only 18 at most. Maybe that's why there was a police officer inside the gate looking out and watching the crowd. After watching the guards getting off duty march out it began to rain. I must say I am getting the true London experience.

After our tour some of us went to lunch at a sushi restaurant and then grocery shopping. I asked a clerk at Waitrose if they had peanut butter and he looked at me like I was crazy and said "Of course." I just wasn't sure if they grew peanuts here. Apparently they do.

As we walked back to the flats I had a very interesting experience. Crystal and I were walking by two men and one made eye contact with me so I nodded my head at him. The next thing I know he is saying, "Rrrrrrrrrrrr! You're hot!" So cat calling in London is very different than the states. Last night we had some "Hey baby!" being said to us, which would also be normal in the states. But this guy made me laugh so hard that I might have offended him.


  1. I like the architecture... you should post more pix! Are you going to ride the London Eye??

  2. Glad you arrived safely and are enjoying it so far.