Sunday, May 27, 2012

ENGLAND TRIP: Day 2, Part 4: The London Eye

Tom and Rob in the London Eye car
One of the great things that Anne Marie of Across the Pond Vacations got us into is the famous London Eye. The London Eye is a giant ferris wheel located on the banks of the Thames River in London. This giant ferris wheel structure carried what looked like giant ski lift cars that fit about 20 people.
The Millennium Bridge
   The entire structure is 443 feet tall and the wheel has a diameter of 394 feet. In fact, she booked us a Champagne trip, where they brought on bottled, chilled champagne that we sipped as the "car" we rode in (it moves at a snail's pace) gave us amazing views of London!  It took 30 minutes to go full-circle and we got great pictures of buildings along the Thames River, including Big Ben and Parliament House! 
   Watch the 45 Second video below to see what it's like to ride the eye with us. 

That's St. Paul's Cathedral in the background

Yes this building is an upside-down cow.

It's Champagne Time!

Big Ben and Parliament House from the Eye!

Parliament House

The London Eye car

Another View of London

Classic  view of Parliament House on the Thames River

New skyscraper

Tom says: I still need my Margarita!

NEXT: The John Soane Architect House/Museum

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Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next