What is more difficult than trying to squeeze in museum sight seeing with a 2 1/2 yr old who still desperately requires a mid-day nap? It turns into, SPEED-SIGHTSEEING…but at least all the museums here are FREE! This is huge- because you can stop in and have a look around and not feel like you have to get your money’s worth. This type-A-mother really tried to relax and go-with-the-flow and I have to say, we really had a great week, albeit a cold one. Anyhow, we interrupted our blog with reports of “someone” getting older, so now we go back to the missing British details!
What follows are pictures of the different places we were able to see in Cambridge and London. I am thinking you really have to be a loyal blog follower to make it through all of these! For those of you up for the challenge…here you are….
But, as impressive as the Fitzwilliam was, it only gets better once we made it to London.
First, even the train station was impressive. We took 45 min Express trains from Cambridge to London…
Although it is the “British” museum, I saw no signs of beans on toast…and it offered so much more than just British History. I highly recommend making this a stop if you ever plan on a trip across the pond…
It is actually the Roman copy of the original (2nd century BC), the Romans called her Venus…So, my question is, where is Serena?
So, as it turns out, “Symposium” literally means ‘drinking together.’ This gives whole new meaning to Reed’s weekends away for work meetings. Here, the vessel that held the wine for the Symposia.
I could go on, but let’s just say we made it to one more gallery before we headed to Trafalgar Square, which is really impressive and hard to capture in one pic…
And that wraps up Day 1 in London. Day 2 was summarized in the video as seen previously, so let me end with FOOD! We packed in one last English breakfast as we lazily headed out of Cambridge. Actually, Reed ordered the breakfast and I ordered ‘Sprats” because it sounded like something you can’t get in the US.
Yeah, I know, beer. It was nearly noon, honest.
Once over the initial shock, they were quite tasty. Please don’t think less of me for devouring them.
We then headed to our hotel near the airport. You have GOT to check this out- they have a “Wine Tower.” The idea being, if you order a bottle above head-height, the “Angels” fly up and get it for you. They also do intermittent shows throughout the evening, it isn’t Cirque De Soleil or anything, but it had every man’s attention in the room, that is certain.
Can’t you just see this thing outside of the Red Bird Wine Bar? Step it up a notch, Florence Hotel.
Ok, people, thanks for making it this far. This may have to do it for London, onto more Bavarian adventures!
yours in Sprats,