The flight and first day could not have gone any better. Well, I guess we could have gotten better sleep–we both woke up a lot on the plane. However, we stuck it out all day. Now, at almost 9pm we are settling in for the night. Yes, it’s a little early, but I’m hoping to sleep for quite some time and wake refreshed and ready to take on Belgium.
Today we strolled through Green Park and St. James Park. We passed Buckingham Palace in Green Park and got great shots of the London Eye and Big Ben from St. James Park. After walking around to all of the Parliament Buildings and going to Westminster Abbey (guess what Mom: it was closed), we stepped in to The Red Lion for our fist English brew of the trip. My draft Strongbow was a more successful order than the hubs’ Chiswick that tasted a little watered down.
After continuing to walk around, we made our way back to our hotel to figure out dinner. Somehow, and I don’t even know how, we stumbled upon the absolute BEST Indian restaurant either of us has ever eaten in. Obviously it was no match for my mother-in-law’s cooking, but I have never had restaurant Indian that tasted so good. We each got Thali. Mine vegetarian, his meat. Five separate dishes came on an ornate silver platter with rice and naan. We ate as much as we could before bursting and now are more than ready for bed. It was the best possible first vacation day!