But first a meat pie for the road.
|Modeling the cornish pasties|
An uneventfully but spirited metro ride later we found ourselves making our way down to the mall along the parade route. We were hopeful (but young and naive) about getting a spot near the route and watching the parade. Sadly this was not our fate. We made the voyage on a parallel street behind the route trying in vain to hang a left down a side street and get on the mall. Those Brits are real sticklers for 'maximum occupancy' and 'crowd control'. I say let chaos reign! Each side street was closed due to too many people in that area already and the event staff kept telling us to go down a little further and a street would be open. My lovely sister said it best when she said she felt like the steerage class on the Titanic who weren't allowed up to the lifeboats.
Finally we reached the last gate to the mall. : ( LemonPuppy fail. It was closed too. But we had the best spot at that closed gate.
|I see something that looks official|
|Perhaps it it Wills in that car!|
|Let us in!|
We found a little alleyway that I believe was Platform 9 3/4 and made our way into Green Park.
|Like a secret passage|
|Totally leads to Hogwarts!|
|So many people!|
Best hot dog in the world?!?
|But of course|
|I am not sure if that one is correct|
Ok if you hang in there for just one more post I promise to make it worth your while!