We made it across the pond! Of course we did not do much because of the jet lag, but we will fill you in anyway.
Funny tidbit: A stewardess actually said “Welcome home!” to one member of our group while we were leaving the plane. Most of us thought it was because of his stylish hat.
After we exited the airport we got on a bus to go to the hotel with a tour director. She told us some interesting things about a few of the areas we were passing by. When we arrived at the hotel we waited to go to dinner, fighting the temptation to sleep.
We passed by a must-see library on the way to the restaurant, located in the Senate House, which Hitler wanted to have as the Nazi Headquarters in London if they had won World War II, in part because of its beautiful Art Deco style. Nearby we also saw the building where T.S. Eliot, author of The Waste Land, used to work for Bloomesberry Publishing, a company that also published his work as well.
For dinner we went to a French restaurant, Café Rouge, where we were served a delightful three-course meal of French onion soup, a cheese/vegetable tartlet, and crème brûlée with sorbet.
While we were there we sort of found something that was Great War-ish. Can you spot it?
This flower is a symbol for remembrance for all veterans and especially those from Great War.
Thank-you for reading!
As the pace of the trip picks up these posts may become smaller, but when we see something truly memorable about the Great War we will be sure to share it with you.