We left Holland at 7 am to drive to the airport in Brussels (you know, cheap flights and deals on rental cars). Luckily for the kids, one of the cows on the farm gave birth about 6 am, so we got to see a new born calf just before leaving. The 180 km drive was uneventful, as was the one hour flight to London. Then, we took a subway and a train to get to our rental apartment in south London about 3 pm. This place is very nice - a little two storey place with one bed and two sofa beds. Delightfully for us, it has lightning fast Internet and a good washer/dryer.
After sorting out our stuff, we headed back downtown for a quick tour of Trafalgar Square and Oxford Circus, and walked past the crowds headed into the West End theatres for tonight's shows. Rather than take the subway back to the train station, we took a bus. The kids loved sitting in the front row upstairs. It's like a free amusement park ride and city tour rolled into one.
Now, I'm sitting on the couch sipping a beer and writing this post. We'll all be headed to bed soon. The weather is supposed to be great this weekend, so we'll be doing a lot of walking.