Saturday, June 15, 2013

What to do? What to do? Plan A, London

   I've been surfing the web every couple days for a few weeks, watching airfare prices for a trip in September.  I had a "buy now" price in my mind, and twice I found it, but for some reason I couldn't commit.  I'm not exactly sure why.  Really, I could be blissfully happy in London or Paris, England or France.  Or China. 

But I can't seem to choose!

So, here is What to Do, Plan A:

Today I read this news on the Internet:

LONDON (AP) — A British museum has successfully recovered what could be the last intact model of a famous German World War II bomber from beneath the English Channel . . . .with a photo of it being lifted out of the Thames. 
So naturally, today I'm thinking: London!
This trip will not be the Kings and Queens of History Tour, the Popular Sites of a Great City Tour, or even the Famous Dead Authors Tour.  I've seen all the "big stuff" in London several times, but usually with tour groups of kids in tow.  No, this would be a trip that caters to my own idiosycrasies and obsessions.
Here's what I have planned so far:
The Foundling Museum -- one of the first homes for orphaned children, housing 27,000 orphans before it closed.
 The Churchill War Rooms -- from which Churchill commanded the Battle of Britain which finally ended The Blitz, the relentless bombing of London residents by the Germans.
The Old Operating Theatre and Herb Garret -- an intact operating room and museum from the days before anesthesia.
Museum of London -- London life from before it was London to present day.  And it's free!  I think this might take me more than one day.

 Museum of London Docklands --  The East End and the port.

 Twinings Tea Shop -- Well, of course!

Geffrye House -- a free museum in the East End depicting the history of the British home over the last 400 years.

Well, those are my thoughts so far.  Anyone want to come along?  Next time, Plan B -- Paris.


  1. I'll be interested in following your travels. Retirement is good.

  2. If you ever do manage to cross the pond, I'd be happy to show you a few interesting places. (Would like to follow your blog but can't find the button on your website.)

    1. I will be there this September and would love your suggestions! I don't know how to add the follow button. I'm new to blogging!

  3. Go to layout page and click on add a gadget. Scroll through the gadgets until you find the Follow Gadget. I see they have got rid of the old one and now have a google+follow. Hopefully it works the same.