Tuesday, August 26, 2014

FDR, Churchill and yours truly!
August 26, 2014 -- We decided to take another "day in the city". It continued to rain, so we thought staying close to "home" was a good idea. Tomorrow, rain or shine, we've decided to go to Bath. But today, we boarded the Underground and made our way to the City Center again, this time looking for London't "Swiss Army mega-store. It took awhile, but we found it and accomplished our goal. We then continued to explore the city nearby.

Carnaby Street, SOHO, London.
To our surprise, we were adjacent to the SOHO district again -- this time we found Carnaby Street. It turns out that Carnaby Street is a "pedestrian only" shopping district inside SOHO. Here the streets are truly narrow and it's fun wandering up and down looking at the shops and shoppers. At one point we stopped for coffee and a chance to "log on"! We like to check into the Internet from time to time. It not only keeps us in-touch with friends and family -- but it gives us a bit of a rest. We enjoyed a cup of coffee in one of the cute little shops nearby.

At the British Museum.
We decided to return to our lodgings earlier than usual and saw a sign pointing to the "British Museum". Just a few blocks away, this majestic building presented itself. The museum is dedicated to "Human History and Culture". It was established in 1753 and first opened its doors to the public in 1759. As we entered the museum, the visitor is greet with the "Reading Room", a magnificent round structure "inside" the atrium and beautifully appointed. Around the perimeter of the atrium are rooms with exhibits that change from time to time. We spent an hour or so there -- certainly not enough time to do the museum, and its contents, justice.

Let the Cutting Begin!!
Walking back to the Underground, Linda spotted a "hair cutter" and chose to stop inside. Before we both new it, she was in the chair and getting "her ears lowered" in a neat "new do"! We made it back to to our lodgings by about 4 p.m. and decided to look around the local environment for awhile -- but not after a "bit of a break", and maybe a short nap.  It's been a long LONG couple of days.