Entry to the British Museum
The British Museum
Today the boys and I ventured into London proper to explore the British Museum. Both of the boys were taken with the artifacts from Egypt. Brian was interested because of what his class has studied this year. They did units on ancient cultures including Egypt, Kush, and others in Mesopotamia. Bobby was interested in the Egyptian stuff because a lot of the Yu Gi Oh stuff is drawn from Egyptian mythology. Both of the boys took lots of video and still pictures.
Bobby is mad at me because he forgot to check his video camera batteries, and I will not give him mine!
I guess getting them the video cameras for Christmas was just the exactly the right thing to do.
After we left the museum we decided to go to Kings Cross train station. We decided to take a double decker bus instead of the Tube. That way the boys could get a chance to ride these classic London icons, and get a chance to see more of the city. For those that are not Harry Potter fans, Kings Cross train station were the films have filmed the kids leaving to go to Hogwarts. There actually are platforms 9 and 10. There is a plaque on a wall that shows platform 9 ¾’s. I took pictures of the boys pushing a trolley into the wall just like in the movies. Brian played along, but Bobby is being a bit of a pill when it comes to having his picture taken. This is a family thing (I remember feeling the same way as a kid, when my grandmother made us pose for pictures).
Hanging out in the Great Hall inside the museum.
After looking around the train station, the boys were tired (lots of walking at the museum) so we decided to return to the hotel. We decided to get some snacks and soda first, and thought it would be easier to find before we got back out to the hotel. We did our shopping and then returned to Kings Cross to catch the Tube back to an area near our hotel. There is no Tube station near the hotel, but the busses run from the nearest station to right across the street from our hotel.
After we got back, the boys let me take a nap. They then wanted to go swimming. The pool at this hotel is incredible. It has a dome over it, and is set up to resemble a tropical rain forest. It is very pretty. So as they swim, I type away. I was hoping to find a “free” wireless connection, but it looks like the only connection I can get here is by paying a fee for a broadband connection in the room.
Cool statue of some dude on a horse.
Not sure how much that will cost, but I will need to do something.
I now have 3 blog entries that I need to upload.
I will buy some access when we get back to our room.
That way, I can still have access tomorrow evening and check email and update with tomorrows adventures.
Not sure yet what we are doing tomorrow.
Possibly going to Windsor Castle
or a famous 7 story toy store. I am sure either will be fun.
p.s. I resolved my electrical adaptor problem. I had a simple plug adaptor I got for Bobby’s DVD player. It can run on either 110v or 220v, it just needed to be able to plug into a UK outlet. It is not pretty, but by combining the invertor and the adaptor, I able able to do what I need to do. Adapt, improvise, overcome…
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