Saturday, May 24, 2008
"Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it, you can never get it back."-Harvey MacKay
People always wonder where the time goes.....I have never really had that problem until now. The days here seem to pass at an unimaginable rate. Each day Anne and I have found ourselves arriving home and having a hard time realizing that it is already past eight.
Yesterday Anne, Craig and I went to watch the Changing of the Guard. It was not nearly the event I expected, but it is good to witness a tradition that has lasted for over 400 years. It is a drawn out process, but it is interesting to see almost every tourist in London gathered in one place at the same time.
Afterwards we walked towards Parliament and crossed the Thames River to witness the views on board the London Eye. The ferris wheel is gigantic and each car holds about 25 people. The ride takes about 45 minutes and offers some spectacular views of Parliament and the rest of London.
Today, Anne, Sandy, and I went for a walk through Hyde Park which is very close to their home. The park is about the same size as Central Park in New York only nicer and more safe. The park offers some great scenery along with some great people watching. People here seem to have trouble running, their styles are very different and it is painful to watch. In their defense I have never watched myself run, but I hope it looks nothing like what I have seen here.
We then came back and grabbed Craig before we headed downtown to walk through the market and Tate Modern Museum. The market was very interesting to me. It was filled with merchants selling spices, fish, meat, wine, beer, and cheese among other items. Tate Modern was filled with "art" which I have a hard time understanding at times. There were some very cool displays to see and I even saw a painting by Picasso.
To sum it up, time flies when you're having the time of your life.
Until my next experience, take care.