Early Saturday morning we had to say goodbye to Mom and Dad Glaser. Dan and I had such a great long visit with them here in London. It was great showing them around our new home and city. They arrived home safely and we miss them already!
I’ve asked Mom Glaser to write a guest post on their trip here in London. So here is part 2 of their visit:
It was our pleasure to spend a week with Dan and Kirsten. What gracious hosts and tour directors they are. It is very helpful for parents to be able to truly picture where their kids live and work. It was fun to be at their cute, cosy flat and to explore their neighbourhood, London and the countryside.
While Dan and Kirsten worked we toured Kensington Palace and learned about its history and the monarchs that lived there. – We rented a car and visited dear friends who live north of Cambridge. Dick is a very good English driver, but the double roundabouts are beyond me.
Our meals were delicious, interesting, and fun experiences both home and out. (Everyone knows what a great cook Kirsten is). We liked the traditional meat pies at the neighbourhood Blackbird Pub. Gelato ice cream in South Kensington was a treat after an evening walk. – Of course Dick did have to have one of his favourite meals, bangers and mash.
We used the London subway system “The Tube” everyday. Thursday Dan, Dick , and I met Kirsten near her office at Picadilly Circus, walked to Chinatown for dinner, and walked through Covent Garden.
Christmas decorations come early to London. We were impressed with the beautiful lights and special festivities happening throughout the evening. We continued on to the Lyceum Theater where we enjoyed a live production of “The Lion King”. So entertaining – a great show.
Saturday the four of us strolled through the variety of shops at the Portobello Market in Notting Hill. Later we rode “The Eye”, London’s iconic ferris wheel. The rain stopped, the sun came out and we were treated to fantastic views of London. – Our stayed ended with a wonderful dinner at Oxo Tower Restaurant right on the Thames. Our backdrop was Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, and historic London.
We thank Dan and Kirsten for giving us special memories together. We also thank God for keeping them in His care and helping them to flourish in London. Dan and Kirsten, you are brilliant, and we love you!