Trip around London & Windsor for lunch

On the way to London’s Heathrow Airport, Nils took us the downtown London scenic route.  So the kids got to drive over the Tower Bridge, then by the London Eye, past Big Ben and Harrod’s, before deciding to head towards Windsor for lunch.

Windsor is quite a tourist destination and filled with so many Americans.  We settled on a meal at the Three Tuns, which was also full with Internationals out for a day out probably by tour bus. 
Windor is also home to the Queen’s weekend home and the worlds largest inhabited castle.  Parts of it are open for tours, but we had no time and really no interest.  The only thing I would have liked to see is the Changing of the Guards.  We’re going to take a return trip and really do London like a tourist – including the London Eye, double deck tour bus, Natural History Museum, Tate Modern & more.

When we arrived at the airport, it was a bit sad saying goodbye to Nils but the kids were occupied about taking a flight to Boston, so they quickly got over it.  They were also looking forward to pulling their new suitcases – only problem is that Soren’s robot had a shorter handle than Maebh’s bee.  Well that didn’t go over too well since Soren is much taller they had to switch but that was a problem, as a bee is too girly and he liked the boy .  Had I known it was that way when I bought it, I would have returned it. Oh well, I’ll have to deal with that when back in the UK.

At the airport we found a kids area at A7, but with Soren’s broken arm, he was very cautious so we were only there for a bit until we had to make our way to the gate, which was pretty far away at B46.    On board the plane, we had seats in row 53 which was the very back row, which thankfully it did recline.  I also booked three seats with one in the middle hoping that no one would take that seat and they didn’t so part way through Maebh was able to lay down.

Soren took this photo.

As our flight left at 6 pm, I was convinced that the kids would be tired and want to nap.  But as we were flying above the clouds, it was full sun streaming in the windows so they kept saying it was morning.  Finally both kid slept for a few hours.  During that time, I was able to watch Dallas Buyers Club – what a movie!   The food on-board was great.  Soren had an adults meal, Maebh a child and me a vegetarian.  I think on the return home, Soren will get a kids meal too as they had more “treats”.

Over all while it was a long journey, it was okay and the kids did great!

Author: Stars Stripes and Mayonnaise

A Boston girl currently living in Dublin, Ireland snapping photos and blogging along the way about our family’s journeys from the USA to the UK. We were there for a couple years then onto Ireland for the past 3+ years. As you can probably tell by the name of the blog “Stars, Stripes & Mayonnaise” our family is 1/2 American & 1/2 Dutch and if you know one thing about the Dutch is that they LOVE their mayonnaise! When I started this blog way when it was to capturing memories of our family adventures, their love of mayonnaise, my love of photography, D.I.Y., crafting, sea glass hunting and exploring Europe and beyond with our two amazing kids. It’s essentially a journal of our family.

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