Since we have so many pictures, I’ve decided to break our vacation blog into a series of blogs. Otherwise I will be waiting forever and a day for this thing to publish and you all wouldn’t see a vacation blog for weeks! So… welcome to part 1 of our vacation!
We got to London early the next afternoon. I think we did a good job of picking a few highlights to visit during our short stay that combined things I had done before and new things for me. Obviously everything was new for Kaitlyn and Kevin.
On the way back to our hotel, we stopped in a little store to buy drinks. To our surprise we found Maine Root Soda. It’s an all natural soda that is produced and bottled in Portland. We’d gone to several different stores in Portland looking for their seasonal Pumpkin Pie soda with no luck. Where do we find it? That’s right! We had to come all the way to London to find our local brew
The next morning we took a tour of the State Rooms in Buckingham Palace. Unfortunately photos were not allowed. They did have a special audio tour for kids that Kaitlyn loved and really paid attention to. When she got to the Throne Room she pointed out the “Queen’s Chair” to us!
We got to Buckingham Palace an hour and a half before the changing of the guard was supposed to start and we were still in the second row of people. Luckily we picked a spot right next to a very nice lady who stepped back and bunched her kids in closer so Kaitlyn could be right up against the fence.