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Published: June 28th 2018
We passed by a store on Portobello Road that had custom painted high tops from many different fandoms.
Day 4 - Out and About
It was up early in the morning today so Michelle and Anne could walk with Tony to the office, having a quick breakfast along the way. Anne and Michelle seem to be doing fine with jet lag, but Tony was up a lot overnight. Still 2 out of 3 isn’t bad.
It was less than 2 miles to the office and a nice way to wake up, especially given how foggy and cold it was outside. Even at 730 AM, there are a lot of people out and about. Tony thinks that Google has the best walking routes configured, because each time they went off the prescribed path, they ran into rundown or smelly areas of town.
Michelle and Anne took the Underground across the city to the Portobello Road Market. The website said it was open but all the vendors seemed to think it was a good day to take off. Maybe they were resting from the World Cup game last night. The stall marks were all there, but no stalls. The street was still a nice walk and they plan to come back another day. Michelle found a dress and
Gelato and Vegan Gelato. Ok, so Vegan Gelato is not reeeaaally Gelato, but it had no milk and tasted yummy.
sweater in a shop along the way that she liked.
They decided to try another market and see if they had better luck. Piccadilly Market is about 3.5 miles from Portobello Road and Anne reminded Michelle how she wanted to walk more in London. The trip took them by Notting Hill, through Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park and down Piccadilly Road to the market in the courtyard of a small church.
The Market was mostly craftsmen with a few other vendors. Anne seriously considered some unframed oils and an original Beatles record of Abbey Road with a silhouette of the Beatles cut out. In the end they simply enjoyed looking around and walked away with nothing.
From there they headed to pick up a few needs for the flat and then home for lunch, another 2 miles of walking. After lunch and some downtime they followed the river to the Tate Modern to take a look at some of the Modern Art exhibits. Anne enjoyed the exhibits but Michelle moved between unimpressed to vaguely disturbed. She takes after her father in this regard. They got some chocolate at the end to make up for it.
A large floating Art piece in the middle of the Serpentine. Apparently it's a thing.
picking up the makings of dinner on the way home they spent the rest of the evening watching the World Cup game between England and Belgium like the majority of London.
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