The Tower of London and the search for Indian cuisine

It’s hard to believe but today is our last day in the UK. The time has flown by! Today we’re planning to go to the Tower of London first thing in hopes of beating some of the crowds. One of the hosts at Manna House told us that some of the guards give free tours that are worth hearing. And Andy found a brochure with all sorts of coupons in it, and if you have a valid train ticket that indicates the duration of your stay in London, you can get two entry tickets for the price of one. Katie has a train ticket, so we’re going to go for it. It costs about 19 pounds to get into the Tower, but with the coupon we can get two tickets for about 21.50.

After that, we’ll probably eat our last little packed lunch before we head off in search of Abbey Road. Andy wants his picture taken there, but I don’t think we’ll be able to stage a photo. There are only three of us, and I don’t think traffic stops. Lol! I want to take a photo of the studios there too. I don’t think we can go inside, but at least we can get a picture of the outside.

I would also like to find some Indian food for dinner. Indian cuisine is such a huge part of British culture apparently, I would hate to leave without eating some. And Wichita doesn’t really have a great Indian place anymore.

In any case, we’re going to try to avoid a late night because we need to pack. Our flight leaves very early in the morning. Andy is working on trying to figure out the train schedules, which may be a little bit difficult. There aren’t as many early trains on Saturday mornings as there are on the weekdays, which makes sense but won’t make our trip to Heathrow any easier. I’m working on figuring out how to fit all my clothes and my souvenirs in one bag. I haven’t purchased much, but it’s enough that my bag is going to be a little tight. I came with a checked back of clothes for Katie and a carry-on bag. The carry-on bag fits inside the checked back, so I’m trying to combine everything into one that I can check and not have to lug around with me. I think that will make the return trip a lot easier.

By the time we get back to Manna House in the evening, I’m usually so exhausted it’s all I can do to get a post up. But as soon as I can, I will get pictures posted. I’ve taken more than 1,000 so far, and for me that’s a big accomplishment!

A.C. Williams

Amy Williams left a lucrative career in marketing to write novels about space cowboys, clumsy church secretaries, American samurai, and alternate dimensions. Along the way, she also discovered a passion for teaching other creative professionals how to use technology to make life easier. Through video instruction or one-on-one coaching, she teaches software, blogging, basic graphic design, and many other useful skills that help creative entrepreneurs get stuff done minus the frustration.

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