Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Boxing Day

Hello Dear Reader,
We didn't know anything about Boxing Day when we arrived in England but the girls at school explained that it was the day when people boxed up the gifts they had received for Christmas that they didn't need and gave them to the poor. It is considered an official holiday and an extension of Christmas.

On our first Boxing Day we went into London with the Hollands to see the lights on Bond and Regent Streets and visit Madam Tussaud's Wax Works. We parked in Mme. Tussaud's parking lot which was surrounded by a stone wall in which tall metal rods were affixed and joined at the top. We were fascinated with the tour through the museum. Because the tour didn't take as long as we had expected we decided to visit the London Planetarium in an ajoining building. The program in the planetarium took longer than we expected.

When we returned to the parking lot we were all surprized. The lot was closed, our car was still inside the gates, and the gates were locked. We tried to find the lot keeper, his phone number, or contact information but had no success. Grandpa (Wes) Carter surveyed the wall, told us to walk down the pavement a ways, and soon he was climbing over the wall. (To be continued.)
Aunt Genni

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