|I was pretty excited to find Russell Crowe
in the tube station
|Me attempting to recreate Alyssa Campanella and
Torrance Coombs' selfie outside Westminster Abbey
|AND THEN ALYSSA RESPONDED AND
TORRANCE FAVORITED MY TWEET
Then we took a quick cab ride over to the Tower of London...and headed straight for lunch! I had a delicious cottage pie and Hannah wolfed down some fish and chips. But she was mostly excited about her chocolate cake...
The Tower has a fascinating and very long history, as lots of it was actually built in the 13th century! At one time, it housed the royal menagerie...hence they have artistic renderings of some of the animals that lived there. It's somehow become my tradition to take a selfie with the polar bear.
|I discovered the Snapchat filters by the Tower Bridge!
|A monument to honor the seven people executed near
this site, including Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard
One of the things that's been hilarious has been seeing how the maids will arrange Hannah's stuffed animals every day. Today, we found them like this:
For dinner, we went to our favorite restaurant in London: Taormina. It was an interesting evening, featuring an ambulance (not for us), a spilled plate of spaghetti (not at our table, thank goodness), and meeting the original owner's 15 year old grandson (it's a family owned restaurant) but I wouldn't have it any other way.
Tomorrow is going to be a difficult day, as I have to leave two of my favorite things: London and my family. Doing either one is difficult, but doing both at the same time? Wish me luck. xx