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Milo waiting for his Valentine treat

February 26, 2007 Leave a comment

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Virgin Galactic Space Ship

February 21, 2007 1 comment
Recently at the science museum in London, they had a mockup of the passenger compartment. This could be what I get to ride in one day…. Once space travel comes down in price!

Day Trip to Stonehenge

February 17, 2007 2 comments
We took our first road trip outside of London today (Feb 17, 2007) and went to Stonehenge. It was about a 2 hour drive from our place in Fulham. The stones were placed there about 3500-4500 years ago, so they will probably be repainted soon.  
  
It isn’t that exciting of a place, but it is pretty cool to see. Maybe that’s because I’ve heard about it for so long. I uploaded a few other photos from the day too.

Diversity on London Buses

February 14, 2007 Leave a comment
This is something that you won’t experience too often in America: Today, like most days on the bus, a woman next to me was speaking Russian (I think), another reading a book in Chinese, some kids speaking French, others behind me from Australia, and of course locals from England. That’s just today. I’m sure the mix will be different tomorrow.

Weekend in Amsterdam

February 4, 2007 Leave a comment

Bikes and canals are everywhere in Amsterdam, so we walked along numerous canals and avoided getting run over by many bikes. I think it’s great that bicycles are a common form of transportation for all sorts of people. The architecture is fascinating to see, especially along the canals where the houses were built very skinny since taxes were paid by the canal-front property used. So you have very thin and long houses, and not always standing straight either. In addition to walking around quite a bit, we have seen the Van Gogh museum (you can see the brush strokes in his paintings), the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, the red-light district on a crowded Saturday night, and I saw the Heineken Brewery museum where you get 3 beers and a bottle opener with the entry fee.
 

Playing on the slides at the Tate Modern

February 2, 2007 Leave a comment

The other day, Anne and I took the opportunity to try out the slides at the Tate Modern. They give you a cloth to sit on with a bag at the bottom for your feet to go into, which is good, because it probably helps you slide better. But our tip for those who want to slide faster (which is fun) is to only have your butt touch the slide, not your legs and back. There are some good photos of the slide on the tate.org.uk site, but here are some of us. I never knew art was so much fun!

  

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