Anyway... the whole thing reminded me that I never finished posting the last of the pictures from our trip to London - specifically the ones from the queen's birthday parade. You were invited to that, right? No? She must have made a typo in your e-mail address on the E-vite.
Although you do hear people complain about their tax dollars going to subsidize Kate Middleton's fabulous hair and Prince Harry's all-night foam parties, for the most part they seem to get into the whole Royal Family thing...
|Lego Royal Family|
Giant Irish wolfhound
Our camera battery was dying, but I really wish we'd gotten more pictures of these guys. It was a marching band playing while riding Clydesdales (? - I know nothing about horses). It's hard to tell, but this is a picture of a guy playing two huge kettle/tenor drums mounted on horseback. Behind (in front? I can't remember) was an entire mounted marching band. Sousaphones. Everything. It was impressive.
And then the important part... our brush with royalty. Kate and Pippa(?):
And the queen and Prince Philip:
Yeah, you have to take my word for it, but it was them, I swear.
For completeness, here's a few other pictures we took during our last days in London when we ventured up to Baker St.
Daniel at the Sherlock Holmes Museum:
Subway tiles at the Baker St. tube entrance that I evidently thought was worth wasting precious camera battery on.