Friday, March 27, 2009

Friday, March 27, 2009, 9:22 am

Rachel was moving very slowly yesterday morning, so, a bit to Uncle Brian's frustration, we didn't get out of the house until after noon.

Since the weather was less than pleasant, we opted for a movie, The Young Victoria. We thought it highly appropriate especially since when we were in Paris in 2006, we saw Marie Antoinette there. The movie theatre was very nice but since it only has one screen and they're running three movies, the movies end up being at rather odd inconvenient times. I did figure out this morning that the movie left the theatre yesterday so I'm glad we went when we did.

We then hopped on a bus up King's Road to the Paperchase where I was able to exchange my broken umbrella and Rachel got a trip journal (?). We then got back on the double decker bus to ride to Piccadilly Circus. A good choice in the on and off rain showers except that halfway to Piccadilly Circus, they decided they couldn't be bothered to go all the way to Piccadilly Circus. So instead, we were unceremoniously dumped off at Green Park. We walked the rest of the way to Piccadilly Circus which was absolute chaos at 5:30 pm, crowded with tourists, theater goers and commuters.

A quick snack of chips, chocolate and soda from Boots fortified us for the return bus ride. When you're a tourist on no particular schedule, the buses are nice for the views and the fact that they do tend to get you closer to your actual destination than the Tube.

Brian and Miriam made french onion soup from scratch which we enjoyed with a nice light salad for dinner.

Rachel's up a bit earlier today but the weather is still questionable so we'll see what develops.

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