Saturday, August 4, 2012

Team Huffman at London 2012!!

 Olympic Park
 Velodrome

 BMX track

 Rainbow over the basketball arena




 Olympic Stadium

 Orbit

 Beat Box







Tower of London

















 Animal sculptures were all life-sized and made of chicken wire!

Thames River Cruise from Tower Bridge to Westminster Pier





 Cleopatra's Needle








Tour de London--we covered serious ground on foot, literally miles and miles, with 3 kids and a very sweet, helpful, jet-lagged teenager

London Bridge


 View of Tower Bridge (my obsession with taking pictures of the rings at the bridge was epic)
 With our first visitor from the US--Justine is staying with us for 3 1/2 weeks :)
 The Shard--tallest building in western Europe

 The rings are raised everytime Tower Bridge raises for a large ship to pass under
 Some random clock ; )

 Westminster Abbey


 Dean's Yard

 St. Margaret's Church

 Buckingham Palace (and fountain)





 Longest stretch of our walk for the day--Westminster & St. James Parks through to Hyde Park and on to Kensington Gardens

 Never too old for a piggyback ride


Kensington Gardens and Lady Diana Memorial Playground








Hard-earned taxi ride back to London Bridge



London Eye























Thames River Cruise back from Westminster Pier to Tower Bridge--it was beautiful!  We were really hoping the rings would be lowered and lit, but a boat had passed through recently, so we weren't so lucky.  Consolation prize was an amazing moon over the bridge.  The battery was dead in my 'good' camera, but you can see how beautiful it was :)











Proof that we ended our London weekend with some worn out kiddos!



 Love this shot of Keller--I fear this will be his 'look' throughout college

Next up---WWOOFing near Peak National Park--we'll be camping and working on an organic farm :)