The first week of April, we flew to London to spend a week with our youngest daughter.  She is a masters student at the University College London in archeology.  She was to go to Turkmenistan for 5 weeks in May so we wanted to see her.  We’d never been to London before so I wanted to see everything!  Of course we only had one week, but we managed to pack an awful lot into that week.  It was unseasonably cold there so we missed out on April blooms.  I still haven’t sorted through the 800 photos we took, but when I do, I will post the best of them.  All the walking nearly did me in.  We took the red double decker bus around the city to get the lay of the land.  We took a boat trip on the Thames river.  We took a coach bus tour to see the countryside in the Cotswalds and in Stratford Upon Avon.  We had high tea at The Dorchester Hotel.  We saw The Lion King in the West End and heard Handel’s Messiah at an Easter Sunday concert at St. Martin in the Field church.  We went to Windsor castle one day and the British Museum and British Library another day.  We toured the Tower of London and Westminster Abbey.  We toured Churchill’s underground bunker from WWII.   Everything is very expensive but it was fun just to walk around in Harrod’s.  Our meals were simple, often something we picked up at the grocery store.  Of course we had to have fish and chips one evening.  We really got the hang of navigating The Tube as we traveled all over London. Our hotel was near our daughter’s apartment which made it convenient to meet her.  I learned a great deal and saw the things I had only dreamed of seeing.  A wonderful trip was had by all!  Back at home, we have been watching via Netflix, a British TV series called New Tricks.  It takes place in London.  What fun to recognize places we had been as we follow the TV characters.  Photos to come.