Monday, October 10, 2016
Recap of my Recent Trip
I thought I'd do a little recap of my recent trip to London and Paris. I arrived in London midday on September 22nd and checked in to my hotel for the night located directly across the street from St. Pancras Station because the following morning I left bright and early for Paris on the Eurostar.
I went to Paris to meet two close friends from Chicago who were in Paris for a family celebration. We spent that Friday and part of Saturday enjoying one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
On late Saturday afternoon, I took the Eurostar back to London and checked in to my hotel for the rest of the trip conveniently located right on Russell Square in the Bloomsbury area of London. It was only short walk from the hotel to the British Museum so of course, I visited the many treasures on display at that incredible museum. I think you could visit there a hundred times and still not see it all.
I spent a lot of time exploring areas of London that I hadn't visited before and my location made it easy to walk to many of them. For the first two days, I didn't use the tube once, I walked everywhere. On one such occasion I found myself along with many others wondering what this parade of police on horseback represented. I'll probably never know what that was all about but, I enjoyed seeing it.
I spent one whole day exploring the Lincoln's Inn, Royal Courts of Justice and Temple areas of London. I had never spent time in this area before so it was a bit of treat to visit an area of London so steeped in history and totally dominated by the legal profession.
Imagine my surprise when I turned on to Regent Street known for it's prestigious shopping destinations to find American flags flying and the NFL logo hung predominately across the street. Apparently American football is making it's mark in England these days. I'm not sure if that's good or bad. Not being a fan of the game, I'll leave that up to others.
Tomorrow I'll have one more summary from the trip!