Our time in France was amazing, but really, it was just the icing on the (already-dreamy-trip) cake. The primary reason for the holiday back to the UK was to enjoy some Olympic action!
Watching the Triathalon in Hyde Park is an event I’ll remember forever. The crowds were massive, and many were decked out in their finest Union Jack apparel. So many people, all wanting to catch a glimpse of the famous and favoured Brownlee Brothers. We scored a primo spot for the Cycle portion – but boy do they whizz by!
We were lucky enough to score tickets to an Athletics session – where we took in the Men’s High Jump, Men’s 1500 meter, Women’s Long Jump, Women’s 100 Meter Hurdles, Men’s Discus Throw, and several other qualifiers. We made sure to get to Olympic Park hours in advance of our session to really soak up the atmosphere. The park was buzzing. So exciting to hear the crowds in various stadiums erupt, knowing that somewhere in the Velodrome or Diving Center, Team GB had just won yet another Gold.
Even if you didn’t have tickets to an event – I feel confident that there was no better place to watch the games then within the UK. Watching a race from a rooftop bar in the City, surrounded by the sights of London was ideal. Knowing that just a few miles away something historic was taking place.
Olympics aside, we had a wonderful time catching up with friends and family. My personal highlights included a trip to Borough Market, visiting several new delectable Gastropubs as well as old favourites, a boat ride down the Thames, and on and on and on.
Taken just several hours after this glorious boat ride – the storms rolled in. Oh England, how great if you could just get your weather sorted out.
Living in Australia, it’s not everyday that I get to see a familiar face. So it was especially great catching up with my cousin Heather. I thank the Olympics for putting us in the same place at the same time! With her living in Amsterdam and me in Sydney – meeting up in London was a treat.
I saved the best for last. Of course the other highlight was meeting the newest member of Adam’s family. This little nephew nugget of Baby Harry deliciousness.
Trip of a lifetime for sure.