Just a quick note from London. We arrived safely on basically Sat. morning, 2:30 a.m. As usual the kids did better with this than we did. Plane, bus, taxi and we were here. We got up the next morning at 9:00 a.m. to chase the "Changing of the Guard" at Buckingham Palace. We mostly heard the changing of the guard since you apparently need to set up camp the night before for the good seats. I can say this...we were at Buckingham Palace when the changing of the guard took place.
Westminster Abbey is a whole other story. This place was amazing to me. The architecture and history were exactly as you would expect. We visited with Darwin, Dickens, Chaucer and Kings and Queens. We also visited with about 6,000 other people since it would appear, unlike our last visit, this weekend is prime London sightseeing time.
Today we are wrapping up the London experience with a visit to the Tower of London to see the crown jewels or whatever else they will have available. We all slept in this morning and it will take us a while to get going.
I'll have to add pictures when we get home. The hotel connection is telling me that it is best this way.