The Center of Our Universe

(Written in the evening of 6/6/16 and posted in the morning of 6/7/16).

I believe a pattern is developing. We start with coffee on the roof top terrace and we end up back up there with cocktails. So far, the notoriously wet London weather has gone on holiday. We have been blessed with what can only be described as perfection as far as the weather is concerned.

We left the house this morning headed for the Royal Observatory. It was a seriously long tube ride and Harvey was less than impressed. He obviously felt that a nap was more important and got right down to business sleeping. Harvey’s staff still needs training, I’m sorry to say. We had to stop at Boots for a new sippy cup and then at the M&S for a bottle of milk since Harvey’s staff left his bottle on the island in the flat. Imagine that!! Anyway, we all loved our time at the Observatory, but as often happens when Lawsons are on the loose, a serious appetite developed when learning even the slightest thing. Luckily, we found a local pub and satiated everyone’s hunger so that we could carry on. We took the Thames Clipper down the river to the Embankment dock and enjoyed the local color until time for our Champagne Experience on the London Eye. We had a 4 pm (or should I say 1600) reservation and were keen (I’m loving those English words!) to be on time for our ride. After all, we were celebrating Harvey’s second first birthday party. Everyone in our car was very impressed. Logan loved loved loved the ride, and the view only whetted his appetite for all there is to see and do in London. Only Harvey failed to see the importance of the day. Rick says it’s a good thing that he won’t remember all this hoopla next year when he only has one birthday party. And that party ain’t gonna be in London!

So, tomorrow we are off to Scotland! Haley is posting from there, so it will be good since it is Harvey’s seriously-I-really -mean-it-this-time birthday. And another day for Rick and me to spend with our Prime Meridians, our Equators, the Centers of our Universe–Logan and Harvey.

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  1. Bill and Judy on June 7, 2016 at 10:09 am

    Sounds like too much fun! Enjoy those grandchildren while you can. They grow up too sat! You are a really really good travel writer!

  2. Bill and Judy on June 7, 2016 at 10:11 am

    I meant grow up too fast! Obviously my iPad thought I meant something else with my poor typing!

  3. Mary Jo Ashcraft on June 7, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    You just can’t get good help these days. Glad Harvey’s staff has his grandparents to step in and take care of business! Love the posts…keep up the fun and we’ll take of this side of the pond.

  4. Bill on June 7, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    We are enjoying your narrative and pictures. Keep’m coming.

    Bill and Judy

  5. Elizabeth on June 8, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    Oh, love hearing all of this! Please tell Haley that I am sharing photos and tidbits with Grandmom…it is nice for her to remember her trip to London! She wishes you well!

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