The Trans Take London: Day 7
Last and final day. Our flight wasn’t until the afternoon, so we wandered around a bit in the morning.
Poor Yen. He wanted to see Big Ben again, but it’s covered in scaffolding!
Here was our destination: the Eye. Linus had been watching it throughout the entire trip, just waiting for his chance to get a close-up look.
I think both boys in our family were pretty excited by the mechanics of the thing.
We paid our £76 admission fee (!!!!!), and then were off!
If the kids are scared of heights, they sure didn’t show it in this ride. The little pods are almost all glass, so you can see above, across, and even under where you’re flying.
It was the first grey day since our first day. Maybe that made the sky more interesting?
Way up at the top, looking back down at the middle.
“Hey, I can see our hotel from here!” She did actually say that. But she actually couldn’t.
It looks as if we were the only people in the pod! There were actually maybe 8 more people in there? Yen is just that good at framing shots. And I was avoiding everyone, truth be told.
It’s quite a long ride, really. Gives you ample time to really study everything.
Back down on the ground and still studying the infrastructure!
We had a scary moment after this. Yen stopped at a stand to buy us some lunch, and we all lost each other! The kids and I sat down to wait, but it took an awfully long time for Yen to discover us. In future: stay together!
We discovered a carousel next to the Eye. The man running it declared Main too small to go alone, so I had to jump on.
I’m smiling as hard as I can, but really I’ve got some vertigo!
There was another playground near everything, so we checked it out. About a million school children were also there, so we didn’t stay long.
At last we headed back to collect our suitcases.
Westminster Cathedral, next to Victoria Station.
And then we were on the train headed for the airport! So long, London. Linus keeps saying he misses “Yondon.” I’m sure he’ll be back again.