Kevin Butler - Perpetual Category 4 bike racer, traveler, sometimes writer, and lover of beer.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
London Day 1
The overnight flight to London was quite unremarkable. I slept for a large part of the flight and woke for breakfast. After clearing customs, we waited for my parents to arrive on the AA flight. We had arranged several fall-back plans in the case we could not find one another, but soon they emerged from customs and we took a cab to Cartref House. Jack the dog greeted us warmly and we settled in. Our only plan of the day was heading to Westminster Abbey for Evensong. This is one of my favorite things to do. Hearing the choir sing the service just steps from where nearly every monarch in English history has been crowned is just amazing. After service, we headed to the Jugged Hare for dinner - appropriately, Hare Pie, chunks of juicy rabbit in puff pastry. Finally, quite tired, we dropped Mom & Dad at the B&B then headed to the St. George for a final pint before bed. Today will bring the Tower of London, St. Paul's, and at least a pub walk along the Thames.
Perpetual Cat 4 bike racer, homebrewer, traveler, etc. I like being on the road whether on a bike or in a rental car. I hate flight delays. I crave good local restaurants, but have a soft-spot for Taco Bell.