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London, Friday

The last day in London… ;-( . We started this one out with the quintessential plan. Visit the London Tower to find the Raven Master (known formally as the Yeoman Warder Christopher Skaife of Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress, the Tower of London and member of the Sovereigns Bodyguard of the Yeoman Guard Extraordinary), take a slow double decker bus out to Herrod’s for some up-scale shopping, and finish it all up with a short stint in a pub drinking a bit of the old ale one last time.

London, Thursday

So today was a bit of the enigmatic tourist kind of day. We purchased a hop-on-hop-off ticket to one of those double decker bus companies and jumped on to go see stuff around the city.

London, Wednesday

Afternoon in London, we got in around 3 and dropped off the bags at the B&B. It is an odd one. There is literally a shed in the flat Which is currently housing the girls!

Edinburgh to York

This day the bronchitis finally got ahold of me. Spent the whole morning finding a GP to get a prescription. Keeping the girls up way too much with the incessant coughing.

Edinburgh, Monday

The full day in Edinburgh. A lot of touristing around. Love this city. Edinburgh Castle Greyfriars This is kind of a famous locale for two reasons. First, the story of Greyfriars Bobby, a terrier who supposedly went to his deceased owners grave, every day, for 14 years.

Edinburgh Scotland, Sunday

This was an absolutely wonderful day in Edinburgh. Sunny and beautiful and my girls came into town, a bit bedraggled, but in high spirits as they always are. Such great travel companions.

A trip to Alabama to say goodbye

This past week, my grandmother, Gussie Dyer, passed away. She had a long and fruitful life and went on surrounded by her family and smiling away. Having grown up on the other side of the continent, our visits with that side of the family were wrapped up in vacations and long-distance travel.

Cruise on the Seine

On the last day, we wanted to get just one more view of the City. As part of the “Paris Pass” museum stuff, we were given a river cruise. We should have probably done this earlier as it showed us some sides of the sights that we would have most likely visited on foot.

Les Nymphéas

This really needs a panorama or 3D lenses to appreciate. This entire space was created for this one set of canvases. Here are some parts of the work for more close inspection.

Pantheon & Natural History Museum

In the afternoon, we thought we would get a bit of energy by eating too much good food… then go on a bit of a walk to see a few of the more scale-defying items on our list.