Well, we arrived home from our big summer vacation exactly a month ago, and I am finally on the last post. I am writing about our three days in London in one big post. London, as I've mentioned before, was a little different than we'd anticipated due to three things:
1) Rachel was sick. It manifested as fever and exhaustion. She tested negative for Covid so we medicated her and she was able to power through for a few hours each day. (This is not normally how we treat sick kids so it didn't feel great.)
2) Our AirBnB, while having a lot of character, was not air conditioned and it was extremely hot in London. Thus, we didn't just want to hang out on the barge during the day as it was too hot. (This is also why we medicated Rachel and she powered through -- there wasn't a great place for her to be sick.)
3) We underestimated how travel-weary we would be at the end of a three week trip so we just didn't have as much energy to sight see as we'd anticipated.
I don't want to sound like I'm complaining, but I do want to be honest that travelling isn't always all sunshine and roses.
Given all these factors, we decided to do a lot less in London than we had planned. We considered it a teaser visit for another trip :)
We had to walk past this short story station on the way to the Tube. You could choose a 1, 3, or 5 minute story. The kids loved picking a story and reading them. By the end of our three days, we had about fifteen stories.