All in all it worked out.
Though to be fair I did nearly fall flat on my face going up and down the stairs to the museum!
London has been everything I'd hoped for and then some...
Weird fact--People don't tip the same here. When you get good service in America, technically you tip over 20%, at least in Idaho you do because most people in the service industry only get paid $3.75 an hour! They have to make up for the rest of it in tips!
So here, my mindset was the same. Someone offers you great service, you tip them well... The nice barista at Starbucks tried to give me back my money. I was like no, no, it's for you. And then she had to ask if I was sure, and I was like um am I counting wrong? I only left her what was left of my change which was .95. She just shook her head and said thank you but they don't normally get left tips so that's why she felt odd taking it. And I was like YOU MADE MY COFFEE! Forget the tip you should be sainted!!
Okay, kidding...I may not have said that, but I continued to tell the rest of my family who in turn left her the same amount if not more, when they ordered their coffees. I'd like to think we left that Starbucks happier than when we came in.
I told the Taxi driver, upon us leaving his taxi, that he deserved a tip for having to deal with 9 American blondes. He laughed, but didn't argue my point. Sigh...;)
In other news I'm contemplating putting my mom on a leash, or at least a shock collar. I LOVE HER so much but she almost got hit by oncoming traffice, TWICE yesterday.
Apparently you look right first, and then left...or is it left and then right? Hmm, maybe I should be put on a leash too! They stop for no one...not even the sad, confused, lonely, pedestrians who have an 85 year old in tow!
(Don't quote me on this, but I believe it was St. James Palace)
With that being said...It was a lovely day yesterday! We did a half day tour on one of the double decker busses..Froze our butts off, and ate lunch at Harrod's where we took a picture with a nice Italian man who said he felt like James Bond because he was waiter to 9 women. :)
After that compliment---grandma and him were friends were life! I expect to see him on Facebook soon....
Making our way through Harrods...I began to sway on my feet and dream of hot rock massages and bottles of wine overflowing with---- Okay it's safe to say I was in bad shape.
We then made our way to the Prince Albert and Victoria Museum (I think it's just referred to as the Albert and Victoria Museum)...where I was on a mission to find old armor and swords for my nephews...I'm happy to announce that not only did I discover all these cool things, but I found some regency clothing as well! SCORE!
(Taking the Air)All in all, we somehow ended up at the bar last evening using the free wifi and drinking a mojito. I nearly fell asleep in my drink but pride became an issue when grandma finished hers and began chatting away about plans for the next day. I lifted my cup in a cheers, finished mine, and then promised myself sleep once we were done planning our agenda for the next few days!
I'll be posting more tomorrow after our adventure today! We plan on visiting the National Museum, Hyde Park, and Bond Street! (Where I'm sure I'll meet a Duke for Grandma. WISH ME LUCK!)
(womens riding habit)