Posted by Lauren
I haven’t had the time to post about London and the Olympics mayhem, but I will once I get home. Priority #4 after 1. catching up at work, 2. seeing my family, and 3. planning for Megan’s bachelorette party THIS weekend!!
Our “hotel” offered free tea/coffee/toast and 6 items from a list including yogurt, fruit, potatoes, eggs, beans, porridge, deli meat, cereal, and sausages. The “pick 6″ was a great way to start out our day. We stayed in London for 4 nights at a place called the Bankside House. It’s right behind the Tate Modern and, during the school year, it is used as student housing for the London School of Economics. The place converts to a “B&B” in the summer and is an affordable alternative to other places in London. So economical. Ha.
Every morning we ate next to the TV to catch Olympics highlights. Team GB gets a lot of love from BBC!
This morning we basically showered, ate, packed, and left for the airport. Quite sad to leave London!
The Picadilly Line was paaaacked this morning, but after a few stops there was enough space to sit and peruse the Metro.
Kate + Handball ….
Is it true that the US broadcasters screwed up and you couldn’t watch his 100m sprint live? And that people had to wait 5 hours before the finals hit the TV networks? That’s what the paper said….
We watched the Sunday night sprint at a pub near Soho. In case you wanted photographic evidence:
Bolt fever is crazy here. Everyone’s doing his pose.
Ok… I’ll be back with a few London posts (US men’s basketball v. Lithuania, the women’s marathon!!!, women’s football semi-final, the sights, and of course the food)! I have got my eyes glued to the tube watching the men’s triathlon at the airport.
We walked by the course yesterday in Hyde Park and saw a few athletes practicing!
(and one from the DSLR)
Question: What was your favorite Olympics sporting event so far? Why??