Friday, May 15, 2009

london 15 may 2009

Today was filled with tons of walking. I think Pup #2 is as worn out as I am! We started the day by watching the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace.

This, of course, is a big tourist attraction. Generally, I like to avoid looking like a tourist, but there are some things you just have to do/see when you visit a place. I have seen this before, but the Pup hadn't and this trip is about him. The Guards are an awesome sight. There is a lot of ceremony involved and they take their roles very seriously. It reminds me of the changing of the guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider in Washington, DC. (Although, I find the Unknown Solider ceremony much more moving.)

We spent some time in Victoria, and then headed for the Notting Hill/Chelsea area. There is an awesome outdoor market in Notting Hill called the Portobello Road Market. I love this market. I have been there on every trip I've made to London. I could spend the whole day there, but Pup #2 doesn't share my love of antiques and baubles. It was a good time anyway.

I've really had a good time hanging out with Pup #2. We walk for a while and pop in a pub for a beer every so often and then start the next leg of our adventure. I know we are making memories we'll both keep forever.

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