Somehow, Grant I have been home for three weeks. It seems impossible that time has gone by so quickly. I still daydream about our time overseas. We had such an unforgettable experience and I'm so grateful that we get to share these memories over our lifetime together.
We started our trip in London. Grant's dad and step-mom live in a quaint little town about 40 minutes by train from central London. We took the train into London five days in a row and tried to pack as much as we could into our days. It was really lovely coming out of the hustle and bustle of London at the end of the day to lay our heads somewhere more relaxed.
Grant and I decided on visiting the British Museum our first day. I had been in high school but it was worth a second visit. Mind, it's hard not to think about many of the artifacts as stolen. We did a ton of walking and eventually made our way to Tower Bridge, along with every other tourist in London. After the first day I felt like I had my bearings again. I had expected to know my way around as soon as we made our way out of Waterloo Station but that was not the case.
I bought tickets to see The Elephant Man since our dates lined up with its run in the West End. All four us took the train in to London that day. We visited the Borough Market and St. Paul's Cathedral before having wine and tapas and finally seeing the play. It was pretty neat seeing Bradley Cooper and Patricia Clarkson preform live and I even bumped into Gillian Anderson in the loo! Quite a star-struck evening.
Grant and I took one day to do the Warner Bros Harry Potter Studio Tour just outside London. As someone who grew up reading the books and going to the opening night of most of the movies, it was a pretty awesome experience.
Earlier in the week we had tried to go to the Alexander McQueen exhibit at the Victoria & Albert only to find that it was sold out for the day. We ended up staying an extra day in London since it was quite a bit cheaper to take the train up to Edinburgh on the Saturday. So we bought tickets for the McQueen exhibit on the Friday. It was definitely worth it. I'm sure it wasn't Grant's cup of tea but I really appreciated that he came along. The V&A was pretty spectacular on its own.
I didn't take as many photos out and about in the streets of London. I blame that on my VERY swollen feet and it being my third time to the city. I still love London but man, did I ever fall for Edinburgh. More on that soon along with the photos from our week long tour of Scotland!