Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A White Christmas in London

Well, folks, we moved 5000 miles away this year and still couldn't escape a Christmas season filled with family craziness...thank goodness. We were lucky enough to have the entire Windlinger clan, even Rachel -and, yes Rachel you are a Windlinger-come visit for Christmas. Mom and Dad put us all up in a fab hotel in Belgravia (5 minute walk to Harrod's and Knightsbridge tube stop). It was great seeing everyone and there were only a few moments of cringing with our large and loud American crowd.

Some highlights: Jack the Ripper walking tour, Harrod's 50-75% of post-Christmas sale, Indian food at Moti Mahal, another stop at the Texas Embassy to celebrate Texas' brief nationhood, Platform 9 and 3/4 from Harry Potter, British Museum, Charlie's first trip overseas, champagne flight on the London Eye, Oliver!, Christmas Eve tasting menu at Foliage, getting to be in Star Wars at the Movie Museum and Chelsea in Chelsea.

I mean if that doesn't sound like a Windlinger adventure that you wish you were apart of, then I don't like you.

First up pictures-wise will be Chelsea in Chelsea. The game: count how many Chelsea's in the photo montage below. The prize: Getting to see a lot of Chelsea.

That's a lot of Chelseas!

Next up, family time. Who looks the most jet-lagged? I think it's Rachel, but that might just be me.



And, the London Eye:

The peace and quiet of London on Christmas Day

The UK has been hit with one of the worst winters in 50 years. And we decided to spend Christmas there at the beginning of the weeks long snow storm. The airports were shut down, taxi cabs were sparse and the ice was extremely trecherous. I think the photos show we had fun despite it all. Still, next year Christmas will be in Spain.

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