Wednesday, August 6, 2014

London, Cambridge and Bruges… Oh My!

I am still sloooowwwwllllyyyyy catching up here.  This post brings us up to March when my sister-in-law, niece-in-law (is that a word?) and great niece-in-law came to visit.  Aside from spending a few days in London, we took them on a day trip to Bruges and went punting in Cambridge.

The Bruges trip was fun but exhausting.  We left early in the morning- like around 5 am- and drove down to Dover for our Chunnel crossing to France and then headed to Bruges.  We arrived in Bruges around 11 and stayed until around 6 before heading back toward France, crossing the Channel again and then driving the three hours back home.  We arrived home around midnight.  It was a long day, but filled with beautiful scenery, unseasonably warm weather for March and chocolate… sweet lord… the Belgian chocolate.

When we emerged from the tube station near the hotel in London to meet our family that had just flown in earlier, this is what we were greeted with:

On the London Eye heading up:

On the London Eye:

View from the London Eye:

My selfie on the London Eye:

The official photo: 

I was really annoyed with this one because while we were waiting in line to go on the Eye, they ushered us in front of a green screen to take this picture.  We bought it and they stamped a logo over DJ's face!

The water gate (Traitor's Gate) entrance to the Tower of London

Bruges city centre:

 Zoe found a car her size in Bruges:


Oh the chocolate!!

 The chocolate we brought home:


Boat RIDE!!


 We discovered on the boat tour that Michelangelo's Madonna and Child is located in the Church of our Lady in Bruges.  I had no idea!  So, of course, we had to venture that way to go see it!

Inside the Church of Our Lady:

Inside the Church of Our Lady:

Punting in Cambridge!

The Mathematical Bridge in Cambridge:

King's College- Cambridge:

Bridge of Sighs (St. John's College) - Cambridge:

My next post should cover our Spring Break trip to Scotland.  

1 comment:

  1. What a fabulous trip. My gosh...I would LOVE to see the Church of our Lady. That is just beautiful.

    And the Zoe car?!? HAHAHA! Get ready, girl...that day is coming!

    Beautiful pictures and such perfect memories you are making. Those kiddos will take this with them forever.

    Your fam is awesome. Simply awesome.