Europe Trip 2008 Day #2: London Edition

So we didn't go to Stonehenge. If anyone wants to pay 200 pounds to either take a tour or 250 pounds to take a train down there be my guest, but we both decided against it, and instead went the much more relaxing route, The Original (Red) Tour Bus, or should I say The Original Slow Tour Bus. It was a great day don't get me wrong, taking in the sights of London, the amazing bridges, the palaces, and parks.

We did make a few stops, one including Kensington Palace which was a quick little museum that held some interesting artifacts but nothing to necessarily write home about. Jenn with all of her wisdom got us to go to the restaurant associated with the Palace and although the setting was fantastic the food couldn't have been less of Jenn's cup of tea. Speaking of tea that was one of there staples and neither Jenn or I drink tea, so there was strike one. The second strike came in the fact that everything at this restaurant was served cold, including their soup, that was strike two. Strike three came when I had a rare beef salad and the rare beef seemed to be the add on and the leaves that looked like they came from one of the age old trees was the main dish. My meal was actually pretty good when it was said and done but Jenn's chicken was not only cold but had a horrid taste. That is London's food for you, nothing to write home about.

Europe Trip 2008: Londay Day 2

Jenn at Dinner

The best part of the day was dinner which we went to a local Italian restaurant called Capricciosa which is about a 1 minute walk from the Park City Hotel here in London. Jenn and I both love traditional Italian food, I had a nice glass of there red wine, and we split Calamari as our appetizer. Jenn had a huge plate of lasagna while I had a traditional Italian pasta which was stuffed with cheese. Desert was really a treat Jenn had a nice three scoop cup of gelato while I had this chocolate ice cream which was covered in a chocolate shavings and in the middle was vanilla ice cream. The meal was excellent, and in true Italian style it was a good 2 hour plus meal.

Europe Trip 2008: Londay Day 2

Joel Drinking Wine at Dinner

Europe Trip 2008: Londay Day 2

Dinner Menu

Europe Trip 2008: Londay Day 2

Capricciosa Restaurant Right Next to Park City Hotel

The day in a nutshell was fantastic and what Jenn and I needed to get our bearings for the remaining 2 1/2 weeks left of the trip. There is no denying that this will be our most relaxing day for at least a week and a half the next coming on our first at Sea day for the cruise. Tomorrow will be another big day, a relaxing morning and a ride on the chunnel to get to Paris. I will really miss London, I love the city, I love the Park City Hotel it is fantastic, and I just love how friendly and how clean this city really is. It was already a great visit, the most memorable a guy could ask for, I am now engaged to the most beautiful girl in the world, and it all happened in London. Does it get any better then that?