Wednesday October 10
£7 each for the whole day instead of 4 for each one way, a no-brainer!
We went to Waterloo station and when we popped up found a sign pointing us into the right direction to walk.
The underground/metro/tube is such a convenient way to get around in London. Quite often you find musicians in the long corridors. Male or female, young or old, classical or modern music. I forgot to tell yesterday that suddenly coming out of a train we heard the Ralph McTell song "Streets of London". Our song! It took me by surprise and it always brings tears to my eyes. When James and I were freshly dating 37 years ago, he gave me the single record with the promise "to take me by my hand and show me the streets of London". Well, he has shown me more streets then that! It always reminds me what a wonderful blessed life I have.
First thing on our agenda today was the London Eye. There it is ... and you can see the tower of Big Ben peaking through in the middle.
Sorry if you think that I put up too many pictures. I took many because it was a glorious day. And taking panorama photos is just too much fun too.
You can see the shadow of the London Eye in this photo on the left on the Thames.
They met us at the station and gave us a little tour.
William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army.
Young men were sitting around in groups, some smoking. Nick and Kerry asked us whether we knew that smell. One of the problems they are facing and ministering too is the drug problem. We are so impressed with the work Nick and Kerry are doing.
Henry and Penny of course were in school and we had to leave to get back to Windsor.
But PLEASE check out this link
The work Nick and Kerry are doing here in this poor part of London is so incredible. Wonderful Christians!
Diamond Jubilee Tribute Statue which had been unveiled by the Queen the day before. We were sorry to miss it since Father Ainsley (priest of St Stephen's) was going to meet the Queen.
Somewhere in this crowd could be Jane.
Jane, where are you?
Thursday October 11
THE END (of this vacation).