Monday, September 29, 2008

Day 2 in London

Another great day in London! We started out in the executive lounge of our hotel with a quick breakfast and then quickly moved onto Starbucks. *Always well worth it in my opinion...LOL!*

We decided to take a "Big Bus" city tour today where you basically pay for one pass and you can hop on and off the buses all day, anywhere, in the city whenever you want. We got to see a lot this way...lots of shops, pubs, buildings, and such. Pretty nifty...and cold since I didn't bring a jacket. LOL oh well!

Have to tell you something funny that happened today, though...and I think that THIS is going to be MY one big story for this trip...ha!

We were getting fairly close to Westminster Abbey and this motorcade came by - Tina swears that the Royal Family were being escorted somewhere...could be! Cool! Well, after seeing this we went up around the bend where the actual building was and as I was getting ready to cross the street I went to step off the curb and I had to stop and wait for a motorcade of motorcycle cops to pass. Very cool again! The cops took the curb really slow - maybe 5mph - and just as the 3rd row of 2 cops were turning the corner I happened to look into the helmet of one of the cops (not sure why this is significant but it's what I remember doing in that split second) ...this is when the cop nearest to me lost control of his bike, ran it up the curb and tipped it over right at my feet. Ha! All Tina and I could do was sit there and start giggling until Tina finally asked the cop if he was ok. (at least she was thinking! - all I could think about was whether I should take a picture or not! LOL). The cop mumbled that he was ok as he started picking up his bike. Next thing I remember Tina turns to me and says something to the tune of, "You sure know how to stop traffic in London!" LOL!! Poor Guy, though! So now Tina is going around saying that I'm a Traffic Stopper! LOL Too funny! ;)~

Well, it's getting late and we need to get up and catch the Eurostar to Lille, France in the morning! Can't wait to see what the next day will bring. :)

~*Stampily Yours*~ Shannon! :)

P.S. Here are some pictures of our day. :)


Awe Scrap said...

Seeing all your photos makes me miss living in London :(