Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

       Happy Halloween!  Londoners get really into Halloween and it was so fun to be a part of it.  I first celebrated by sleeping in until about 9AM and then went on a beautiful fall run with Abby and Kacey.  We then had to watch Charlie Chaplin for our Humanities class.  After the movie Kacey, Abby, Annie, Courtney, Megan, Laura, Emmy, and I headed to the London Dungeon.  To our disappointment there was a 3-hour queue just to get tickets.  Needless to say, we decided to ditch the dungeon.  However, we were still glad we went because there were people dressed up outside the dungeon that would randomly come and scare us/make us jump.  Since the dungeon was right by Borough Market, we decided to go get some food and some samples.  I tried chocolate covered honeycomb that was amazing.  We then headed back to the center to get ready for the rest of the day.  

Just one of the many people dressed up
       Annie, Lauren, Kacey, Abby, Laura, Emmy, and I all dressed up and headed down by the Thames to go on the London Eye.  We loaded at 4:30PM, which was perfect timing because we got to see the city at sunset and at night. 

I was quite excited with the timing of this picture

Witch @ Big Ben

London Eye

Views from the Eye

Riding the London Eye

Post London Eye

       After the Eye we happened to stumble upon some hot homemade donuts while walking along the Thames.  We walked past Big Ben and jumped on the Tube to go to dinner.  We put our name in at Hard Rock Café and we thrilled to only have a 1-hour wait.  While waiting we went into “The Vault” which is a little museum at the Hard Rock that has everything from Jimmy Hendrix’s guitar to Madonna’s clothing.  It was pretty entertaining and made the time pass quickly.  Dinner was delicious, but the setting was really fun.  All of the staff was decked out in costume and would randomly come scare us while we were eating.  After dinner we took a rather long route home on the Tube, but had fun people watching.  The remainder of the night was spent talking, laughing, and dancing.  

Group Picture in  "The Vault"

Madonna's Outfit

The Original Hard Rock Cafe

"My Team" Underground Edition

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