London Olympic Ceremonies
The last day or so has been a whirlwind of adventures. Yesterday started with breakfast in our hotel. I had coffee, a fried egg, hash browns and bacon (although it looks like ham).
We hoped on the Tube to go to King’s Cross to pick up our tickets to the night’s Opening Ceremonies! Afterwards, we walked through Hyde Park to see Buckingham Palace.
We took the tube back to our hotel to get ready for Opening Ceremonies. The kids stayed back with a babysitter (I didn’t think they could last for 4+hours that late at night) and we got back on the Tube to King’s Cross Station where we got on the Javelin train to Olympic Park.
It was quite the experience walking towards Olympic Park!
When we found our seats, we discovered that our view was incredible. It was so surreal to be there!
Right before the ceremonies started, there was an exciting fly-over:
Then things kicked off. It was beyond incredible to watch the ceremonies live. I will share with you a few of the hundreds of photos I took.
As soon as the ceremonies were over, we booked it to our train back to our hotel. We arrived a bit after 2AM. I didn’t eat dinner (or lunch really) by the way. About 20 minutes before the ceremonies started, I got in line for fish and chips. Right about when I got to the front of the line, they ran out of fish and hard to start making more. It wouldn’t have been ready until well after the ceremonies started. Not wanting to miss anything, I returned to my seat thinking I’d go back again later. I didn’t want to miss a single thing so I never went back. Boo! When I got back to the hotel, I ate some trail mix I had in the room.
I was hungry this morning for sure. I ate a huge breakfast. Plate #1:
I felt much better afterwards! We got back on the Tube to King’s Cross to pick up some more tickets and then went to Westminster for lunch. We saw an Italian restaurant and decided to stop in there to eat. I didn’t even see what it was called. I did, however, see their GIANT menu. This thing had to weigh at least 5 pounds. And there were huge photos of each dish. Check out the size of this crazy menu:
I couldn’t stop laughing at it. I split a Caprese salad with my husband.
I ordered the Tagliatelle Bolognese.
It was just ok. A bit bland. After adding some crushed red pepper flakes and a ton of Parmesan, we were in business.
After lunch, we rode on a double-decker red bus to see the sights.
The London Eye:
The Tower Bridge:
Still tired from last night, we decided to head back to the hotel. We went down to the lounge for drinks and snacks.
I now have sweats on and am prepared to relax for the rest of the evening. :)
Did you watch the Opening Ceremonies?