Friday Favorites

It’s hard to believe we are winding down our time in London.  Only a few days left!  We wanted to go do all our favorite things one last time.  So we set out on Friday to make that happen. The day did not get off to a great start.  We arrived at Victoria Station and…

World Cup–England Wins!

After our long day out in the sun the kids were begging for some down time.  Rusty and I left them at the apartment to rest and relax and he and I hopped on a tube to Camden Market for a morning date.  Rusty didn’t go with us last time so he was excited to try…

The Championships, Wimbledon Round 2

Tara and I went to Wimbledon in 2013, the year Andy Murray won it all for Britain. This year we decided to take the whole family. Josh has been talking about this ever since the French Open. Blake and Halle were indifferent. The day started early, out the door at 7AM, a short bus ride…

Hampton Court Palace and Maze

Today we were off to Hampton Court Palace.  We took the train and were there in about 30 minutes.  This was a favorite palace of King Henry VIII and I was excited to see it.  It was unlike any royal residence we’d seen so far.  They’ve kept it feeling very medieval and I loved it! …

Royal Ascot

Halle and I have been so excited to participate in this British tradition. We got to see the queen AND wear a fascinator. What’s not to love? We rode to the Ascot racetrack on a PACKED train. We had to stand for the entire 45 minute ride. It was a party train! Champagne corks were…

Touring Wimbledon

Josh has been so excited for Wimbledon. He has been talking about it non-stop since we left the French open. We were going to tour Wimbledon as a family when we got our London pass, but it was too close to the tournament so they weren’t doing any more tours. So Josh and I decided…

Tower of London and Borough Market

Papa brought us Cronuts to Tower of London.  They were Lemon flavored.  I think the cronut has lost its magic.  it was good, but not great.   Our favorite parts were the weapons room and the Crown Jewels.  The kids love the legend of the Ravens.  As long as the ravens stay at the Tower, it…