Well, I think i can say our first day in Europe was a success! I say success because we made it to another country and a whole day without any issues or losing anyone in our family of 6!
We left Houston yesterday, at 4 in the afternoon and landed here in London at 7:30am. While booking this trip months ago it sounded like a great idea, because we would then have a full day…well not so much. Half the family wasn’t able to sleep on the plane so when we got here they were exhausted. And even with sleep masks, neck pillows, and z-quil laney and I only slept for 3 hours.
When we made it to London we hopped on the express train to head to our hotel in paddington! So pleased that our rooms are available and all of us kids are sharing this room with a loft!
When we unpacked all our things it was only 10:30am! Cole immediately laid in bed and was out! The rest of us needed food, and found the pub down the street!
After the pub it was straight back to the hotel because everyone was exhausted. We slept for a good 4 hours! When we were finally all up from our nap we headed out to just explore!! We walked through Hyde park, got some ice cream, ran into the palace, and ended up eating dinner at this great pizza place! After we ate we hopped on the subway to get back to the hotel. But, then my dad realized a stop on the way was Nottinghill, naturally we had to stop. It ended up be an amazing walk where we ended up at Kensington Palace (which was closed) but we did get to see the gardens! Our night ended with a walk back through Hyde park back to our hotel and a quick stop at McDonals, because well why not! All in all even with a 4 hour nap we ended up with almost 20,000 steps!
Not a totally crazy first day but it’s a start!