30.03.2015 - 30.03.2015
Relocation was the first item on this morning's agenda and after much searching and God's good grace, we found ourselves an unusually exquisite hotel room (for us!) in the City Centre just beside the London Bridge and Tower. We dropped our backpacks off - smiled as we locked them in the room - and took off for the day!
I believe we were in Rome a few years ago when Luke coined the term 'doink' [doi-nk]. Verb (used without object). 1. to intentionally visit every large item site on a city map possible in a brief period of time: 2. to roam, rove, or stray by foot to as many historic sites as one can in a short amount of time: 3. the noise Luke makes when his finger moves from monument to museum (and so forth) on a map. I believe this paints the picture.
With the sun shining down, we took advantage of our location and began our doinking day. We walked the London Bridge and London Tower and strolled along the River Thames to check out Shakespeare's Theatre, the London Eye, and enjoy the people watching. With the weather holding, we walked further out and visited the tremendous Westminster Palace, Big Ben, and Westminster Abbey. Someone was thoughtful enough to put a park next to these majestic buildings, which allowed us to sit for a moment and look at the city's profile and take it all in. We had covered over four miles worth of ground in today's doinking and put a nice dent in the list of items that we were hoping to see.
On our way home, we came across a small German restaurant and stopped in our tracks when we saw the word 'currywurst' on the menu. We stuffed ourselves with this, schnitzel, sausages, bretzel, and German beers. Although this restaurant wasn't considered a doinkable map item, it was the perfect end to the day!