Tuesday, May 22, 2007

London calling

No one picked up on the obscure song reference in yesterday's post title. That's OK, I didn't really expect that anyone would. Truth be told, I put a lot of random references like that into post titles, and no one ever gets them...I guess that speaks to my weirdness:-) Today's reference is quite a bit more obvious...lol (but still a song title!).

Big Sis, Smoking Hot Roommate, Big Sis's best friend and I are headed to London for the long weekend, and I am super excited! We are leaving at some absurd hour on Friday morning, getting to London sometime around dinner time, and returning Monday evening. Papa Bear is babysitting...thanks Papa Bear:-)...they are going to the beach for the weekend with some of SHR and Big Sis' family:-). It is a lot to squeeze into a weekend, and there is a good chance that the time change and over-extension will make me sick. Whatever...you only live once!

I have never been to the UK, and my only trip to Europe was for work and I saw very little other than some random office parks and government buildings. So this is just a plain old fun trip and I am really looking forward to it!

This is the first of (at least) two bachelorette parties for Big Sis. She is getting married in July, and we are doing our best to send her off the ledge in style;-) She lived in London for almost 7 years after college, and has lots of really close friends there. Since there was no time that all of her closest friends could make it to the States, we decided that a trip over there was in order!

I am not real sure exactly what we are gonna do. I assume the plan is to drink too much and make asses of ourselves;-). Honestly, I would like to take a little bit of time to look around at touristy things. I am sure I can convince SHR to take a day either Saturday or Sunday (or both!) and putz around with me. She knows the city really well, so she can show me around...

And that's about it:-) I am open to suggestions on what to do while there...

8 comments:

k.d. said...

the tube takes you everywhere in london... my favorite spot in the whole town is the royal opera in covent garden - great place, classy!

'london calling' one of the best songs ever!

Scotty said...

The Clash :)

ella w. said...

I have to warn you the food in London is terrible. I almost starved when I was there. Also bars close at 12.

notbubbly said...

I am so unbelievably jealous! I really suggest going to random pubs and talking to the bartenders. One guy did card tricks for us throughout our entire lunch. The food does suck unless you stick with traditional things like fish and chips or go to really nice places which I assume you will be. The pubs close early but the clubs are a different story and are open until 4 or later. Have fun and don't forget to drink tea!

Kate said...

nice! have a fab time.

LeiselB said...

do not...i repeat...do NOT get lost in a dead-end, back alley in the red light district. There is no such thing as a short cut through there. ;) Hope you have a wonderful time!

brandy said...

London! That sounds like a great time and I join the masses in saying 'jealous!'. Since I've never been, I have no tips on London, but wholeheartedly agree that you should have the time of your life. Can't wait to hear the details!

"The Rake" said...

Google earth. Those places listed around where you will be are good public places to visit. Have fun and enjoy.