Ethan called again!! Still very excited!! Yes!!! I do need this many exclamation points!!! And one more. !
Okay. Today, they went to the British Museum of War, a couple other museums, tried to go to Parliament but it was closed/in session/'crazy' (not sure what was going on.....). Food is still salty, but good. They went to a pub to watch Sunday football and had a good time. It was so busy, there were no tables, so they took over a foosball table and put their beers on it instead of a table. No one cared. And yes, the beers are warmer and flatter than here, but still good (according to Ethan).
They have spent a lot of time in the tube. Ethan says it is much better than BART in San Fransisco, and we LOVED BART, so it must be nice. He likes it because the trains come every 10 minutes or so, and there is very little waiting. Their funniest moment so far has been when they went into a tube station then decided to leave for some reason, then changed their mind.....their tickets no longer worked when they tried to get in, since they hadn't gone anywhere (the ticket thinks you are letting someone else in with you--cheating the system), and they were too embarassed to ask for assistance, so they just walked to the next stop and got on there.
Also, they went to a play called......I don't remember what it was called. Some sort of Monty Python comedy play. It was good.
Tomorrow, they are getting up at the crack of dawn to catch a train into Paris for the day. Check out the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triumph, etc, then come home in the evening. They leave for Amsterdam Wednesday, and should have lots of fun there. I know they are going to the Anne Frank House and the Van Gogh Museum, and some coffee shops, but I am not sure what else. I heard something about Haarlem, but not sure. The world's largest flower market is there--75% of the worlds flowers go through there (it is a business flower market, not a joe blow buying a bouquet for his girl market). Massive flats of flowers come in, people bid on them, then they are loaded onto trucks and sent all over the world.