LONDON 2004 - Synopsis
Earl decided last year that we should do a cheap trip to
The Tria had a private bath, hot water, and heat (too much—we had to open our window at night). It was a cut above some places we have stayed in the past. Breakfast consisted of corn flakes, white toast, jam and butter with tea or coffee every morning. Earl didn’t complain but I would have opted for one full English breakfast during our stay.
Wonderful weather, 5 days of sunshine, cool 30-40's with no wind. Saw some snow falling (too warm for it to stick) except one morning where there were a couple of patches. It only drizzled one late afternoon.
Sightseeing: British Museum, Natural History Museum (Great Dinosaurs), Imperial War Museum (focus on World War I), Cleopatra’s Needle (smaller than the obelisk in Central Park, NYC), and the Tate which had a special exhibition on Pre-Raphaelites.
Folks tell us tourism is up from last year because of the cheap airfares.
However, the dollar is weak so just imagine that everything costs double
what it does in the states. One in 4 people in