|Huge Dahlias in St. James Park|
Things That Are Bigger In England Than In Texas.
1. The red footed pigeons, in fact, all the birds!
2. The trains.
3. The museums.
4. The flowers. They are enormous.
5. The capacity for dry, sarcastic wit.
6. The clouds!
7. The trees.
8. The amount of green grass and green trees.
9. The English sense of their size in relation to the rest of the world!
10. The size and variety of tourist groups.
|Tourists and school field trips in St. James Park at 9 o'clock in the morning!|
Things That Are Smaller In England Than In Texas
|A Victorian Public Water Fountain!|
|A London laundrette|
Well there were a lot of travelers just like me in the laundrette this morning doing their washing. I met a woman and her husband from Colorado who were half way through an Elder Hostel tour. They planned to return home to the U.S. on the Q.E. II. I must admit, I felt a twinge of jealousy! She was worried, however, because she had just discovered that the guests are required to wear evening clothes each night at dinner. Can you say, "shopping trip?!?" Then, I met a mom from Canada who was on a family vacation with her husband and two teenage daughters. She had a lot of laundry. There was a very interesting young woman from Perth, Australia. The Aussie had been traveling around Europe for almost six months. Must be nice! And, finally, we all tried to talk to a young couple from Japan who couldn't speak much English. They were truly bewildered by the English plumbing! It was fun comparing our trips and recommending places we enjoyed. It was also nice to let our hair down and just be tourist. Londoners don't really want to hear about our sight-seeing, but other travelers do!
|Only "mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the mid-day sun."|
|Miss Marple and her chilling mystery helped keep me cool.|
|Crowds of summer tourists in Covent Garden.|
|A busker drawing even more crowds in Covent Garden|
More tourists than pigeons in Piccadilly Circus.