01 June 2013

England by FrozenKnickers

My husband and I recently made a trip to England to visit his sister and her family.  It was our first time and we hope to be able to go back again someday.

The buildings are beautiful!

Buckingham Palace was ridiculously crowded (during changing of the guards) so we moved on to St. James Park and the Churchill War Rooms.

Windsor Castle.  There is a room filled with the queens portraits over the past 60 years.  I enjoyed that.

Hever Castle.  Home of Ann Boleyn's youth.  The grounds were beautiful!!

Tate.  I think I enjoyed this quite a bit more than my husband, but he was a good sport and didn't rush me (thanks love!!).

Trafalgar Square

St. Paul's Cathedral.

LDS Temple.

My husband is a Sci-Fi nerd.  I wouldn't go to the extent of calling him a Treky (at least not publicly... oh wait...) because he doesn't dress up and attend the conventions but he definitely likes his Sci-Fi.  We went to a small town cinema and watched Star Trek: Into Darkness.  Who needs Broadway when you've got Star Trek!?

We went to an afternoon showing, called Baby Cinema.  Basically, it's when you can take your kids and don't have to worry about everyone telling you to shut them up.  If we have that in the States I've never heard of it.  With the price of a ticket you also get your choice of hot drink and a slice of cake.  How English!  :)
 Also with the price of your ticket you get a front-and-center place to change diapers without having to miss any of the show.  :)

These are just a picking of the things we saw.  I actually forgot to get pictures of a couple of the places we visited but I did remember to keep a running list of our day-to-day to journal about.

My favorite thing, other then pinching my nieces cheeks (yes, I am going to be that aunt!) was going on walks and experiencing the English Countryside.  We went on a really beautiful walk Sunday afternoon.  One footpath we walked along was like walking through a cave of trees lined with hedges and bluebells.  It was beautiful!  The end of the footpath opened to a beautiful view of the coutryside.

That's enough for now, but be warned, you may see another post or two about our trip.  :)