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MaiTaiTom Gets The Royal Treatment…Two Weeks Exploring London and Scotland

MaiTaiTom Gets The Royal Treatment…Two Weeks Exploring London and Scotland

Old Jul 6th, 2017, 07:30 PM
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I'm also looking forward to the rest of this report!
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Old Jul 7th, 2017, 01:59 AM
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Always happy to see that you have posted a report
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Old Jul 7th, 2017, 08:13 AM
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Great start! We arrived in England a couple days before you, but went directly to Oxford.
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We're on board for your adventures. Love the pics!
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Old Jul 7th, 2017, 11:51 AM
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Chapter Two Below...

Thanks for the nice comments.

Today’s installment shows why few people want to travel with us…not a lot of down time (like none). We hit a couple of famous art museums (connected by a little boat ride across the Thames), a famous theatre, the oldest pub in London (supposedly), a cool bridge, a museum that could keep you occupied for a month and a delectable dinner at a former car showroom. Oh yeah, for lunch at the Borough Market we devoured the best cheese toastie you’ll ever want to eat. I’m tired just writing this.

One moral for today...don't be late for a Pink Floyd exhibit! Click link for story and photos.

http://travelswithmaitaitom.com/chapter-two-crisscrossing-london-famed-cheese-toastie/
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Oh, that cheese toastie, it's been eight years but I remember it well.
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Wow -- you guys sure did squeeze in a lot that day (did you keep up that pace for the whole trip???? )

That same barman waited on me back in March and last August -- I love that little bar Neat about the books -- A.A. Gill passed away late last year, an amazing restaurant reviewer. I do like sitting in the corners since you can pretty much see the whole room. I've never been seated up on the mezzanine -- wonder if those tables are reserved for 'special' folks?









some nit-picky bits . . . >>Neal’s Yard Deli Dairy>Raphael’s cartoons, a series of seven very large studies for tapestries (they're paintings on paper) . . .
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Old Jul 7th, 2017, 12:53 PM
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. . . Carnation Lilly Lilly Rose is one of my very favorite paintings anywhere. Sometimes I'll pop into the Tate just to look at it (and to get a Turner fix). The light in the painting is absolutely ethereal.
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Old Jul 7th, 2017, 01:09 PM
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"Carnation Lilly Lilly Rose is one of my very favorite paintings anywhere."

Janis, I swear that Tracy talked about that painting nearly non-stop for four years. I have to admit, once I saw it in person, I could see why she loves it.

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Old Jul 7th, 2017, 01:19 PM
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some nit-picky bits . . . >>Neal’s Yard Deli Dairy>Raphael’s cartoons, a series of seven very large studies for tapestries (they're paintings on paper) . . .
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As always enjoying your tales! Thanks or sharing another wonderful trip with your inevitable puns! (Really liked the ones at the Globe)
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Old Jul 7th, 2017, 08:20 PM
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My intentions were good... a healthy weekend...then I made your cheese toastie! Had to go for a long walk after ( tweaked your recipe a bit, added smoky ham, yum) ....but it was worth it.
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seriously you really nailed it this time and should be punished.

Another P Brick in the wall....
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I'm with you on the Tate Modern -- with all the absolutely gorgeous buildings in London I found that one souless.
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Your TR brings back memories of so many similar experiences. However, none of the four in our little traveling band could entertain with the MaiTai puns. And you've tempted us to concoct our own cheese toasties! Thanks for the fun report.
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Thank you Maitaitom for this TR and for linking to your most enjoyable Web Site. Your descriptions, humor and oh my those photos are real gems. And your Tracy has certainly fallen for my favorite painting anywhere - Carnation Lilly Lilly Rose.
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Old Jul 8th, 2017, 09:17 AM
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Along for and enjoying the ride, however exhausted thinking about how fast you guys move! We've hit many of the places you have and will cover (looking forward to the Scotland installments), but at about 1/4 the pace.

Thanks for posting, maitaitom.
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Tom!
Have enjoyed tales of your exploits for years - so happy to have logged onto Fodors for the first time in quite a while and find a new Tom, Tracy, Kim and Mary adventure story .
Which one of you attempted oral siphoning of fuel a decade back or so again? Kim? I killed a keyboard with that TR (coffee meet electronics) and it was well worth it! Glad to see you are fully recovered health-wise from GB and so looking forward to the rest of this report.
Best always, J
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Darn you tom! I was on willing terms with DH to go somewhere besides England on our next European trip. Then I threw caution to the wind and opened your trip report. Now I am standing fast for going back to England. Your photos are spectacular.
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Old Jul 9th, 2017, 09:10 AM
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"Which one of you attempted oral siphoning of fuel a decade back or so again? Kim?"

Yes, it was Kim. We are much more careful with our petrol choices these days.

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