Sunday, July 13, 2014


We love our summer stopover to break up the trip home, and this year we chose London. It was Dale's choice as he loves Shakespeare and the theater more than anyone I know. Somehow we were not quite thinking that London has a million things to offer, and we scheduled a mere 3 days in the city. With sunny weather and a great location on the South Bank, we took advantage of the time we had.

Our biggie was a 45 minute train ride into the English countryside to visit Roald Dahl's museum and hometown of Great Missenden. It was so nice to get a glimpse of something other than slightly chaotic London, and the charm of the village was quintessentially English. We wandered around the town afterwards and even read a Roald Dahl book during lunch.

We spent the rest of the time meeting up with friends and former students in the area of our hotel, which was right near the Thames and the London Eye. 

We only scratched the surface of all London has to offer, and I"m not sure vanilla ice cream counts as a cultural activity. I have a feeling this city will be on the summer stopover tour another year. Poor Dale never even got to the Globe theater! We must go back!

1 comment:

Popo and Nana and Gong Gong and Granda said...

Why, of course, vanilla ice cream is a cultural experience. Isn't ice cream anywhere, a cultural experience?