Today, was a royal day in England. We made another bright and early start to our day. We successfully made our way into the center of London using Uber. We have found Uber to be the best price for travel so far. The conversations with our drivers are entertaining  as well.

Danny boy played in puddles, talked to pigeons, and danced to the sound of church bells as we waited for our tour guide in the Traflager Square. Our travel agent and friend, Cheryl, hired a professional tour guide to share the history of England with us.

Next we made our way to the Buckingham Palace to see the changing of the guards. Danny boy loved every part of it. From the band playing, to the guards, to the horses, he simply loved every moment of it.  Danny boy sat on the shoulders  of his daddy or the tour guide to get the best view.

Next we made our way through St James park to walk the path King Charles the first walked to his execution. The history is disturbing but the gardens and park are breathtaking. 

We continued our historical tour through town, visiting Parliament Square, Westminster Abby, and a Trip to see the Life Guards. 

Danny boy spent most of his time in the stroller, taking breaks to play or take photos. The leg cramps at the end of each day are increasing. As I sit and rub his legs I thank the Lord that Danny boy is living life to the fullest at this very moment. I am thankful for the opportunity to make this trip!

Playing in Hyde park.

Lunch… a highlight all of its own!

We ended the day with a trip to PaddingtonTrain  Station. It was a bustling train station with multiple shops and cafes. At first, Danny Boy was disappointed. He thought we were going to see the “real” Paddington. It was another opportunity to talk to him about what is real and what is pretend. This lead us into a conversation about the real love of Jesus for him!

There were multiple points of interest. Too much to really take in with one trip to London. Timothy, Danny Boys brother, would like to return. We have found the people, the food, and the history simply delightful!

Tomorrow we are off to Paris!

Until our next chat,

Danny Boy’s Mom