Tuesday, May 11, 2010

UK & Ireland

We started in London for a couple of days. We stayed with Aunt Wendy and Uncle Brian. Our gracious hosts prepare lovely dinners for us, live a short bus ride to the tube station and have some really interesting stories about growing up and living in London. Brian was a first responder firefighter in london for many years, and is always good for somewhat tragic and heroic stories, including his experience as one of the first responders for the Moorgate tube station accident (link).

Here they are in front of Hampton court. They took us to this palace for the day, and amelie was especially intrigued with the actors playing king Henry VIII and his wife, Catherine, seen below. They walked the grounds of the palace and fooled our girls into thinking they really did see the Queen and King of England.

We also took the thames river boat cruise to Greenwich.

Below is the official Greenwich clock. The grounds were impressive. They have a telescope to ensure the time is correct.

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