Wednesday, March 27, 2013

St Paddy's/B-day Celebrations

Another birthday (St Paddy's day themed) celebration is in the books!  This year was in London.  We had a pretty great weekend packed full of exploring, food, beer, shopping, and theater.  What more can somebody ask for on a long weekend!  We saw of my favorite books growing up turned play, which was great.  The play captured the book very well for having to pack it all into one show.  We, of course, had a blast celebrating Nicole's birthday during the St. Paddy's day festivities. We saw parts of the parade, had our first Guinness of the day watching a live Irish Jig, and pub crawled the day and night away.  A little less raging and a little more observing than previous years but awesome nonetheless!  Drunk people watching quickly became the activity of choice by about noon. Those kids know how to party for sure.  Although there were no shots or Irish Car bombs had, I'm still proud of us....we stayed in it for the long haul starting around 11 AM and getting home around 1 AM.  Not bad I say, not bad at all.  This is the second time I have been to London and if you haven't been...go.  To me, everything is just plain cool in London Town.  The people, the culture, the nightlife.....hell even riding the tube feels cool. Love that place, can't wait to go back and find another new area to check out!  Next stop the Nordics....Oslo, Copenhagen, and Stockholm here we come.
This is at about noon in a huge three level Irish pub called Waxy O'Connor's in Soho. 
Some classic British meat pie
First Guinness of the day!
One of my favorite breakfast places in Europe so far.....Foxtrot and Ginger
For you Mason and Mel! Dorky, I know...but that's what happens when you have beer too early in the day.
Nicole sporting some Celtic pride on her B-day.
I have been trying to end our trips with a pic of Nicole sleeping on our way back to the hotel....she woke up for this one.

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