I arrived Monday afternoon and went walking around town after I got to my hotel in the heart of London (a block from the main shopping drag of Oxford Street. I meandered my way through various parks towards Buckingham palace. Unfortunately, about the time that I got down to the real touristy area, it started to rain. So, I did what it appears everyone in London does and I stopped off for a pint in a pub.
|Not the changing of the guards, but just a moving around of the guards|
|Here comes the rain|
|The first pint in London|
|Me and Stephanie|
|My delicious dinner at a place called "Hummous Bros."|
|Outside the theater|
|Beware the Werewolves of London on a full moon night|
|London Underground at Piccadilly Circus|
After meeting a friend who I hadn't seen for four years on Monday, I decided to one-up that by meeting a friend I hadn't seen for fifteen year on Wednesday. In 1999, Brent and I were both AFS exchange students to Italy in 1999. Although we didn't live in the same town, we hung out together at orientation and have kept up with each other over the years (at first via actual letter, then email and now facebook). We've had a few near misses over the years, but we were finally able to get together for a pint or four this week. It was good to see him and I hope I don't have to go another 15 years before we see each other again.
|Brent and me headed into the tube|