PDay 11 LONDON CALLING Part I (It's kinda long)October 9 2012 at 12:14 AM
L(uke) (Login snoballz)
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Let me first commend the UK Crew for planning, organizing, and moreover delivering what turned out to be a marvelous event. THANK YOU!!! From all of the smiles, laughs, and banter, I think it was a success. What a tremendous effort; you guys rocked it. My family and I will forever have fond memories of London and the efforts you put into it to make this all happen.
Also, thanks to those that took time and already posted PDay related threads. Sorry, I've been travelling so I just recently got through them all. I enjoyed each and every one of them and enjoyed reliving the moment. Huge props to Martin for being clever and archiving all of them in one place.
When London was chosen as the city to host PDay11, I knew that I wouldn't be able to get away without traveling with my wife since it has been one of those cities we've always wanted to visit but for whatever reason just haven't as of yet. I also knew it would be a wonderful experience, albeit exhausting, for my three year-old son to travel with us. We also decided to hitch a trip Bordeaux to visit very close friends to make this a total family experience. Traveling with family adds a different dimension but it was well worth it.
We landed around 7AM and after checking into our hotel we decided to get a quick bite to eat. My first meal in London... a Croque Madame of course.
Then onto the tube to tour the town.
My son loves buses, automobiles, planes, trains, etc. so Gush recommended that we visit the Transport Museum of London.
Afterward, it was time to check out the neighborhood (Covent Garden).
Of course with my luck, I didn't see the G-Shock concept store, but we came across...
My son chatted up the ladies at the office and looking to intern next summer. Thanks Gush for the tour around the hood and letting us intrude.
That same evening, Gush arranged for a Punjabi dinner for the early birds at one of his favorite spots.
Then after being up forty plus hours (this was a recurring them during my trip), it was time for a nap to be ready to hit a few of the historical spots. It was also a beautiful sunny day!
For the sake of brevity (relatively speaking), I'll post this in two parts. Thanks for indulging me this far.
- Thanks for sharing... - dbarc on Oct 9, 2012, 12:26 AM
- Fantastic almost doesn't cover it....loved the post and pics!!!!nt - Aproster on Oct 9, 2012, 12:37 AM
- Great storyline and perspective with your little man, Luke! - Jason on Oct 9, 2012, 12:45 AM
- Great post, Luke! - charles on Oct 9, 2012, 12:49 AM
- awesome!!! and my pic for best pic of the post!! - mike2zero on Oct 9, 2012, 1:01 AM
- Great pics.. - Angelo P on Oct 9, 2012, 1:03 AM
- TFS, bro!!! nt - Stephen Dumperth on Oct 9, 2012, 1:04 AM
- FTW Baby!----you have a great eye, pics are a delight! - clifW on Oct 9, 2012, 1:27 AM
- Really nice post Luke, thanks - nt - Krieng on Oct 9, 2012, 4:42 AM
- Thanks for sharing, Luke! nt - Volker Wiegmann on Oct 9, 2012, 5:29 AM
- thanks again (nt) - Marcus (fletch01) on Oct 9, 2012, 6:39 AM
- I love your composition in photography :) Thanks for sharing :) - Action Dan on Oct 9, 2012, 10:37 AM
- Awesome !! Great pics ... - E-Wit on Oct 9, 2012, 11:42 AM
- Thanks - imo on Oct 9, 2012, 1:32 PM
- Awesome pics Luke! I didn't realize your family was with you on the trip. - eric s. on Oct 9, 2012, 2:53 PM
- Beautiful report - love the photos ! nt - James Vann on Oct 9, 2012, 9:38 PM
- Brilliant pictures... - Mike Wood on Oct 9, 2012, 9:54 PM
- Great share Luke! - Kerwin on Oct 11, 2012, 3:45 PM