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Tour Guides John and Anita Maund, and Derek Orr.
Buckingham Palace, rare opportunity to tour the inside, John and Anita are pulling strings through friends to get tickets. The rain let up long enough for us to have messy hair and take pictures. Yes, Kate Middleton’s dress and shoes, and a big “to-do” exhibit was there in the Palace Ballroom, which was magnificent. No, not the dress… the Ballroom ! Well.. yes the dress was pretty spectacular.
The rooms and hallways are loaded with amazing original paintings and gifts that the Royal Family have received over the years. (But I couldn’t take interior pics)
Buckingham Palace Front, prior to our tour.
Buckingham Palace Rear, the amazing “back yard” or “Royal Gardens” .
Trafalgar Square, spectacular fountains.
Then on over to Houses of Parliament and Big Ben
Warwick Castle – Trained Owl along with other trained birds and a “Bald Eagle”
Ava Grace gets to meet 4th cousin Kate Roberts, Dad is Dale Roberts, her Grandpa Derek Orr is Alexa’s first cousin. Kate’s Great Grandpa Alex Orr was Alexa’s uncle. … Ok you got it now?!?
Ava’s 4th Cousin Jimmy Roberts, Mom – Deidre Roberts, Uncle John Maund, Kate Roberts and Dad – 3rd Cousin – Dale Roberts in Covent Square London.
Dale Roberts, and sister Corina Roberts, Terry, Alexa, and Ava Grace Broadbent.
Alexa’s 2nd cousins Dale and Corina, whose birth name is Orr, and the name was changed when they were young when their Mother remarried.
Derek Francis John Orr’s son Dale Roberts.
London’s Natural History Museum.
Dinner, London Pride Beer, and Dessert at the fantastic Wellington Pub in Covent Garden.
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More England, leaving LAX, and touring St. Paul’s Cathedral–amazing… and other assorted. Portebello Road up up next!Posted: August 20, 2011
Lucky Little 737 Pilot to Boston! Ava Grace was pleasantly surprised when the Pilot offered up his place at the helm for her to try out!
St. Paul’s Cathedral. Very ornate, and after our 2 1/2 hour walking tour we had lunch in the basement , or “the cript” where many notables are buried.
St. Paul Monument near the original location of St. Paul’s cross, a place where the important public announcements were made.
Considered going in here to the natural history museum to see the animated “brontosaurus” but the line was too long and rains was pending, and it finally came down heavy… awww .. that London weather
All the pubs were packed like this, Friday night and the week’s work is done.
Harrod’s in London, of course the toy department!
AVA, MOMMY, AND DADDY : )
Leaving our Malibu Weekend Fun for the sites of England ! More Blogging and Pics To Follow.
2011 Family Disney Trip. Ava’s Pin Collection is rockin’. …and this trip Alexa and Ava Grace secretly get my first lanyard and pins for my birthday !
Our Annual Tradition to see the Catalina Island Ski Race, Totally Amazing. 62 miles round trip.
July 16, 2011
Hello, and again welcome to our BLOG. Here’s the beginnings of logging our family trips. This First Entry is a Test to get this up a rolling before we’re off to England and I won’t have any time for the learning curve. : )
Entry Number One. This is from one of the first Disneyland Trips with our Daughter Ava Grace in 2006 When Ava Grace was one. My wife Alexa looks sooo beautiful here, and Ava Grace looks beautiful too. The sun was just right that day for that Golden Feel.
Over and Out for now…