We're home from a lovely trip to London, England! We spent 8 days with our daughter who is studying abroad. It was an amazing trip with perfect weather. We've all heard how it -always- rains in England...well, we didn't have a single drop the whole week! We spent most of the days walking, walking, walking, and more walking to see all the sights in the city. I do have to say that their "Underground" is super efficient and easy to use. We definitely spent our fair share of time on the "tube" and on buses, but still, you can't see a city like this without plenty of walking!
I took a gazillion pictures, but these are just a couple of my favorites. This little river was on the grounds of Buckingham Palace. I love the view of the London Eye from this bridge...
The grounds of Windsor Castle were just gorgeous...everything, everywhere was so GREEN!
This is one of the older style buses, which we didn't get a chance to ride, but I was happy to get a picture of it! My husband always rode on the top level right at the front window. LOL It's an experience, let me tell you!
I love the Tower Bridge...
And of course, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament.
We also spent some time in the town of Hull where Megan is going to school. It was great to see where she has been living, the buildings where her classes are held, the cafe where she likes to hang out, etc.
It was just a wonderful trip! I loved seeing Westminster Abbey and the other cathedrals with all the beautiful architecture. It's hard to grasp how long those buildings have been standing and to think of all the history that has happened there. Just amazing and beautiful!
Of course, with the long flights, etc, I couldn't resist taking little project. This is a little candle mat from a block of the month from a couple of years ago. Since we were gone over Easter, I decided this was a good one to work on! One of the flight attendants was really interested in it. Every time she walked past, she made a nice comment. :)
With these tiny pieces, I'm happier with doing just a little primitive stitch.
I now have 5 of the 12 mats made! yay me!
Before leaving, I got this little top assembled...now to decide how to quilt it.
As much as I love traveling and seeing new things, it's always nice to be back home! We've been home for four days and I'm finally feeling like I'm over the jet lag...it was a little rough there for a couple of days!
Hope you all have a great weekend!!