Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Lo-Tiv-Ro Tour 2012 - Part 1

Well, I made it back safe on sound from my grand tour and am slowly getting through my pictures and memories to share.

Day one was spend in London. I landed at around 8:30 AM after flying all night. I sadly did not get much sleep on the plane, but the plan was to get into London in the morning and power through the day and sleep that night to get on London time. In theory, that was a great idea. In practice, well....

So, I drop my luggage off at the hotel and change clothes in the hotel bathroom and freshened up a little. Tempuratures in London were unusually warm so I put on a short-sleeved shirt and grabbed a jacket and headed out. My plan was to grab one of the Hop On-Hop Off buses and drive around the city to get my barings. Unfortunately, with the lack of sleep, the warm sun, and the slow moving vehicle, I fell sound asleep. Here is an example of my outstanding photography from atop the bus:



I did manage to get a couple of good shots when I would wake up:






After the tour, I met up with my travel cohorts and had a bite of dinner. We then headed back to the hotel, which was next to the Tower of London and Tower Bridge:





We were all pretty tired and opted to just crash as we were getting up early the next morning to do some exploring and head over to Highgate Cemetary. My initial plan was to get up REALLY early and go to Westminster Abbey and then meet them at Highgate, but nixed that plan as our time for the cemetary tour was very specific on when we had to be there and since none of knew how to actually get there we were all a little leary of splitting off in that manner, especially with me not really knowing anything about the Tube system.

More on Highgate tomorrow....

5 comments:

SAngRiA Smiles said...

yay for part 1! so happy to get daily recaps (?) - woohoooo!

ok.... I'm going to bed now.... sigh.... between lack of food, concussion, and smelling bike exhaust all afternoon, please make sure you hear from me tomorrow :)

SAngRiA Smiles said...

... or if a roaming pack of small dogs wanders down your street, come find me!

Jay said...

i agree...love part 1...eager to hear more!!

Jane said...

This is so cool

Kim Thomas said...

I love a good adventure and I would love to go to Europe someday.