The London Eye with the Colorado Traveling Ducks

There it is.   We see the London Eye.

The London Eye

Our moms bought tickets and we are on the London Eye.   The cars are big.   We have other people in our car.   A few young children, so our moms won’t let us out of our traveling bags for very long.   Children always want to play with us and take us home with them.   We are moving.

Car in front of us

This is the River Thames and we see the car in front of us.   Big, isn’t it?  This is London.

London and the River Thames

We love those red buses on the bridge.   We see the House of Parliament, Big Ben and a boat on the river.

House of Parliament

And another view of the House of Parliament.

Soapy’s mom on the London Eye

Here is Soapy’s mom.  And here is Big Ben.

Big Ben

We like this vies of Big Ben.  The construction scaffolding isn’t as prominent.   This blog is about the Colorado Traveling Ducks, so here we are.

Colorado Traveling Ducks with English cousins

Zeb, Soapy and our three new English duck cousins.   In the photo zone of the London Eye.  And again.

Zeb and Soapy Smith Duck

Zeb and Soapy and a view of the car before us.   And, of course, the River Thames.  You can see we are close to the river.

Boats on the river

The London Eye moves slow and it is our turn to get off.   This was our car.

Our car is now empty

Everybody is off and the security people check each car before new passengers get on.   That was a great ride.   The rain has stopped and the lights are on now.

Lights come on at dusk

The London Eye is great.  Rain?  Did we say rain.

A rainy day in London from the London Eye

It really did rain for awhile during our ride.    When you are in London, ride the Eye.   We think you will love it also.

Buckingham Palace and more. Colorado Traveling Ducks stroll around London

We lost our guide.   Today was a free day and our guide was nice to take some of us on the tube and to the river boat.   We got delayed getting off the boat and now we are on our own.   But we will have fun exploring.  This is the famous London Eye.

London Eye

It really looks like fun.   Maybe we will get there today.   But first we wander near the river, then decide to see Buckingham Palace.   Here we are.

Buckingham Palace

This place is really huge.   And Queen Elizabeth calls this home.

Front door

The front door is impressive.   We are not going inside.   We read that tourists can visit during summer months.   This is late October, so everyone is looking from the outside.  Like everyone we have seen pictures of the guards wearing bear skin hats and red jackets.   But they were not here.   We were told different groups of guards are rotated through.   The guards were great, but we wanted those from our memory.   We wandered through a park and admired the pelicans.

Pelicans in the park

The park had a lake, many paths with snack shops and a restaurant.   We enjoyed lunch in the restaurant admiring the beautiful park.   Continuing on our way, we saw this peaceful lawn with chairs available to rent.

Lawn with chairs for rent in park

Here we are.

Household Cavalry Museum

This is the Household Cavalry Museum.   It is beautiful and interesting, but our guards were not here either.    We were not given any other ideas, so we wandered.

Red London double decker bus

This red double decker bus is also in so many pictures of London.   Let’s walk on this bridge and cross the River Thames.

Walking on the bridge over the Thames

This is a pretty bridge.   What is this?   Oh moms, here is the London Eye.

London Eye

Can we ride on it?   Of course, ducks.   Let’s get tickets.   Next time we will take you on the London Eye.