This trip, however, was prearranged with friends who recently moved from Michigan to Texas. See, our NFL football team was playing a game at Wembley Stadium in London and we figured this was a once in a lifetime chance to see them. So we went.
We were in London for 10 days with the Lions game in the middle. We didn't want to go only for the game - we wanted to explore the area. Here is our trip in photos.
|The Lions at Wembley|
|Hampton Court Palace, home of Henry VIII|
|Tom Baker's real costume from Doctor Who|
|The Gothic spire at Cardiff Castle in Wales|
|A fire place at Hampton Court|
|A view of London|
|Look Kids, Big Ben!|
|A historic marker for John Lennon|
|A view of the Thames and the London Eye|
|Matt requested this photo of the Iron Maiden beer|
|Me, wearing a 12th Doctor shirt, next to the 12th doctor's costume.|
|A view from the London Eye|
|The NFL Fan Rally on Saturday at Trafalgar Square|
|Matt at Hampton Court Palace - this should be an album cover|
The trip was fantastic. There are so many things that I didn't get photos of. The food. The beer. We spent quite a bit of time at a place near our hotel called The Craft Beer Co. It was, as you might imagine, a craft beer pub. We frequently stopped there before meeting up with our friends for dinner. Food highlights for me included Punjab, a north Indian restaurant right behind our hotel, and Belgo, an amazing Belgian restaurant.
My favorite part of the trip was visiting Cardiff. We took a train from London. I wanted to go to the Doctor Who Experience, which was about what I expected. But I wasn't expecting to really love the city. It was exactly my pace. We explored the castle, the downtown area, the waterfront. We found another great craft beer place called The Urban Tap House. I would love to spend more time there.
I'd love to hear about your adventures this summer and fall. Where were you off to?