18.10.2012 - 19.10.2012 59 °F
After a quick Chunnel, we were in London for our last day in Europe. We met up with our brother-in-law, Drew, there for his birthday (and soccer match) and headed up to the London Eye. It was a great ride with excellent views of both the city and all three of our differing levels of acrophobia.
Following a walking tour of Fleet St. and the Stran, we wandered through the northern portion of Old Town, hopping into a pub that was rebuilt in 1666 after the great London fire. Although a little gimmicky, it was completely authentic with 5 foot ceilings in the stairwell and ancient wooden everything, floor to ceiling. It struck me as little strange that coming out of a horrendous, city destroying fire that you would immediately build it back in wood. Hrmmm.
After some extraordinarily inefficient use of the public transport, we walked back to our hotel and saw one of the most beautiful sunsets I've ever seen.
Exhausted, fully saturated with sites and history, and battling international head colds, we were ready to be home. The following day we were off to the airport ...
It was and may always be the most amazing trip we've ever done, and it was only made possible by our friends and family. Thank you guys so much.