Well, our first day in London turned out to be somewhat challenging. It started early for me (about 6AM). I went in search of coffee (Americano) and something for breakfast. turned up nothing but two coffees and three bottles of water. i attempted to put the correct change in the meter so the rental car could sit there from 8:30-10:30. Note the word “attempted.” This did not happen. Walked out and saw Charlie. Apparently I had only put enough pounds in the meter for 30 minutes! The car had a boot. Oh no. It cost a night’s stay to get the car out of hock. 😦
Anyway, got the car out. Had school. Walked to Buckingham Palace, visited Charlie’s sweet shop and walked back. Found a new place to stay – not avail until Sunday – and an intermediate place for two nights. Marriott on the Thames right near the London Eye, etc., etc. All is okay. After this day, I have finally learned the real meaning of those signs “Keep calm and carry on.” After today, it’s a lesson I will carry forth.
Will send photos soon.