After we reached our goals on Thursday, we ventured out into Watford for some dinner and it actually turned out to be a neat town. I haven't been to a mall in a few months and they had a pretty large one! Or maybe it just seemed big...I feel like I'm actually getting used to not living the super-sized American life! And get this, they had a Costco and a Walmart! What?!?
After our night in Watford, we decided to venture down to London for the day on Friday. This would be our first experience on the train and tube. On the train, everything seemed to be going fine until we came to a complete stop in a tunnel. The train operator came over the loudspeaker and said that he was being forced to stop due to a problem at the Euston station platform. We never knew we were claustrophobic until this train ride! Good gracious it felt like we were stopped forever. So what should have been a short little ride turned into about 45 minutes. Anyway, we made it to the underground station and it was so much smoother. We arrived at the Waterloo station and walked on over to the Thames River.
I was super pumped to ride the London Eye. It was way bigger than I expected and we had decent enough weather so I was ready to get a million pictures. However, my excitement started to slip a little when I noticed how stiff the wind was. We boarded the little pod with about 10 other people and started heading up. Each time the wheel stopped, I got a little more dizzy. And once we reached the top, I was not able to stand haha! Van ended up taking a lot of the photos below but my vertigo did subside on the way down and I was able to enjoy the view of Big Ben on the way down.
|Boarding the pod|
|The pod behind us|
|On the way down....|
We were able to book an additional attraction with our London Eye tickets for a discounted rate, so Van chose The London Dungeon attraction. I was a little skeptical at first but went along with it. I ended up REALLY enjoying it!! The dungeon was explained to us as basically a haunted house set back in the 17th century. The characters were amazing in the dungeon and it was so dark and scary. I screamed many a times during the whole thing. If you get a good rate on this attraction, it is worth doing! I think it took us almost 2 hours to get through the whole dungeon and I walked out with a big smile :)
Afterwards, it was time for a pint!
|The County Hall Arms, next to the London Eye|
|Van happy about his beautiful pint|
|Walking over the Thames|