A Mistake Turns To Luck

Trip Start Jul 06, 2008
Trip End Aug 04, 2008

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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

So we had a plan for Wednesday after work: eat at that awesome little Suhi bar, go to the Victoria and Albert, and then go for Snogs.  

First we went to the Butterfly Garden at the Museum of Natural History, partially an interactive exhibit and partially a butterfly-filled walkway.  They of course had free reign of the place, and you had to watch where you stepped.  They were all so beautiful, even the brown ones - their beauty was in the detailed patterns of their wings instead of color.  The butterflies loved Nancy and one in particular clung to her.

We did catch a cab and go to Kulu Kulu Suhi (I got photos this time, and we met an American family from Reading, England!) but when we went to the V&A we discovered that the website (which said it was open on Wednesdays) had lied to us.  The V&A is open on Fridays, plus weekends, and since it is neither a Friday nor a weekend, we had to change our plans. 

We decided to get Snogs-to-go (I got natural with strawberries this time) and go eat them in Hyde Park.  We drove down, and though it took a while to find parking due to BBC Proms being filmed that night, we eventually were able to get out and walk around.  We went by the temporary structure they put up every summer.  This one was designed by Frank Gehry.

What made me even happier was that Nancy took me to see the Peter Pan statue. <3  As a young kid I remember looking through my parents photo albums and seeing photos of London, and I especially remember the Peter Pan statue.  I love the story, and all the adaptations I've read or seen of the tale.  As for the statue itself, I loved it, and didn't really want to leave.  I know that if I lived in London I'd go visit it every day, if not every hour.


P.S.  We saw this adorable, hyper puppy that was a chihuahua-jack-russell mix.  =D  It kept running to us as we walked along the path, to his family that was having a picnic, then way across the park and back again.  Videos in the gallery.
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