Monday, March 21, 2011

London, Baby!

The vernal (spring) equinox, March 20th, marks the official start to spring.  And if you want to be precise, the equinox occurred this year at 11:21 PM, at which point Lisa, Steffi (a friend of ours) and I were on our way back from an unofficial, impromptu London pub crawl.  For better or worse, the pubs in London shutter between 11PM and midnight so if you are going to drink any respectable amount of ale (a few pints?), starting early is prudent.  And so is adequate nourishment.  I think fish and chips qualifies:
Fried goodness

Unfortunately, my ale-induced shortsightedness stopped snapping pictures shortly after gorging on enough grease to kill a small goat.  We did manage, however, to catalog most of the weekend leading up to the official start of spring:

Steffi and Lisa along the Thames
Posing in front of Tower Bridge
Millennium Bridge
Pretending we're cool and artistic...until the shadow puppets torpedoed any semblance of cool.
Pint of beer on a boat-turned-bar on the Thames
Behold the London Eye!
Vienna?  London?  Who's calling? 
"European Vacation" more or less ruined this for me (and Lisa, too, since she was subjected to it):  "Hey look kids, there's Big Ben, and there's Parliament...Hey look kids, there's Big Ben, and there's Parliament..."

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