I was quite surprised to find out today that the London bus tours are actually quite cool.
Okay, so the bus puts the big ol' TOURIST stamp right in the middle of your forehead, but hell there ain't no reason to pretend otherwise. I mean c'mon we all want the same great picture of Big Ben and lots of crazy London facts. Did you know that you can hold a party inside a horse?
These tours also give you a great topside view of the close calls, squeezing cyclists, and other insanely remarkable London driving moves. You haven't lived till you've been in a two story bus squeezing down a tight alley with only inches between you and the adjoining 500 year old walls.
Flying over seas is never super fun, but this time I got particularly packed into my seat between two other large fellows (being polite here). It was like an 8 hour passive aggressive arm rest fight.
Despite being squeezed on both sides by my husky row mates I was excited to find the video game movie palooza they had installed in the head rest in front of me. You could watch all kinds of movies on demand (Aeon Flux, Butch Casidy and the Sundance Kid for me) and play a fun batch of games. You could even play trivia with the whole plane. I didn't fare so well.
Well, all went smoothly with the more important aspects of the trip (landing, takeoff, not falling out of the sky), and my sister, brother in-law, and Mom met me at the airport for a quick train ride into the heart of London.