At the end of our week traveling the English countryside, we found ourselves heading back up to Manchester to pick up my daughter from her soccer camp. We had time for one more stop, so we landed in Buxton, a spa town at the edge of the beautiful Peak District National Park.
Then, after a loooong couple of hours trying to negotiate the streets of Manchester, we finally found our way to The Old Trafford stadium, where my daughter and many other kids were waiting after an amazing week of soccer training.
Shortly after, it was off to the airport so we could return the rental car (I was so happy not to have to drive anymore!) and take a train to London, where we were planing to spend a couple of days before returning home. Our first day in London (a Saturday) found us heading straight to busy Portobello Road.
(I love the look of this store, called All Saints! All the windows, even around the corner, were covered in old sewing machines, and there were more inside!)
Gorgeous antiques, but too expensive!!
Lots of creative photo ops...
Then we made our way to visit other landmarks...
Carnaby Street (so different than it was 30 years ago, when our high school senior class traveled to London...!!)
Look who we stumbled upon! Recognize him? It's none other than travel host Rick Steves!!
A view from the London Eye
Westminster Abbey (where William and Kate recently got married)
London Eye (with Big Ben in the background)
Tower of London
I love Paella!!!
No, this is not a famous landmark... But this chain of healthy fast food quickly became a favorite replenishing spot for our tiring bodies...!!! The salads were delicious, the sandwiches appetizing, and there were lots of healthy fruits, snacks and pastries, along with hot or cold drinks!
I hope you have enjoyed this voyage with me, it was a memorable trip and one I will hold close to my heart forever...!!!