Sunday, May 13, 2012

We crashed at the Generator Hostel for a couple hours before going to the British Museum, open till 8:30pm on Thursdays, or so the guidebook said.  Turns out to be no longer true.

We needed a long walk and a destination open late at night and found the perfect solution--the London Eye.  Big Ben obligingly chimed 7 o'clock for us as we crossed the Jubilee Bridge.
Elgin Marbles, British Museum
Jet lagged at the British Museum--couldn't quite make it to the Lewis Chessmen.
Dolbadarn Castle, Wales
Our first castle--kids found a secret passage and climbed through.  Graffiti carved into slate from 1888.

Bubbles on Llyn Padarn

Dinner with relatives and friends--brilliant.


  1. It sounds like you're having a great time! I love the video of the bubble running.

  2. Is Russia (Mockba) and the World Chess Championships one of your three countries? Oh, I hope it is!

  3. Love the catatonic jet lag photo--it really captures the mood! It looks like you're off to a great start.

  4. Sasha, the bubbles were one of the rare things that is even more fun than it looks. Except when your air starts to run low, Evelyn says, then you can't run anymore.

    Ashish, alas, no! Wales, England and France.

    Sabina, we stood around laughing and taking pictures and getting strange looks from passersby.

  5. Bubbles look like such fun - I like Clem's idea of a franchise on Lake Merritt! -JAKE

  6. they have bubbles like that at katy mills mall here in katy you should come and try it here, it would not be as fun of corse but it would be something.