Long, long ago, before children roamed our house....we were married, and younger, and wandering the world much more simply. After a missions trip to Ukraine, we had a London layover and spent a few days Minding the Gap, visiting Eliza Doolittle's old haunts, and listening to the Beefeaters spin their tales in the Tower of London.
Totally awesome memories. It was also a different time, cuz it was about two weeks after the second London Subway bombing. (yes, we said it was a loong time ago) and security was tight, folks may have been a bit on edge, but the Changing of the Guard was still just as awesome to see, and it was really a good time.
And, back before children arrived, I (Brian) actually had a little more time to write, so I wrote about our experience for Student Traveler Magazine here.
Wow, would seriously love to go back there. And this time, we could actually go in to the special Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Playground that is patterned after the Peter Pan story We thought it looked really cool and we tried last time, but you can't get in without children. I think we have that little requirement covered now.
Listen closely. I think I hear London Calling.