Saturday, May 23, 2015

Thursday: SHHHH, It's a Secret

Thursday was BY FAR my favorite day of our trip. It was amazing. Let me explain.
We spent the day with our constable hosts. Our itinerary said that we were going to have a walking tour of the area. Our first stop was #10 Downing Street. For those of you who don't know, this is where the Prime Minister (David Cameron) lives. It would be like the White House in America. Normally, people stand outside the gate and take pictures. Because we have the best connections, our group got to go inside the gates and take pictures right in front of the door. I even got a peek inside!! The people outside the gate looked at us like "who are THOSE people and why can't we go inside?" Yes, we have the connections.
After that, we made our way to Buckingham Palace to watch the changing of the guard. NORMAL people stand outside the gate while this tradition takes place. Our constable friends pulled some major stings and got us INSIDE the gates to watch the changing of the guard. We stood next to a military family and some dignitaries (I think.) In case I haven't mentioned it, there are very few American citizen who have done the same thing as us. Even then, they are mostly famous people. Tom Cruise. Nicole Kidman. Yeah - we were famous for a day!!
Our blogs are supposed to be mostly educational, but this one is totally about me bragging. If you want to see the changing of the guard, look it up on Youtube. This blog is purely bragging rights!
This is us in front of #10 Downing Street
This is us in front of Buckingham Palace. We couldn't take pictures inside, so we took one in front of the gate!

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