Preparing for the London Olympics

If this were an Olympic event, I'm sure he'd be competitive!

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Here’s Teddy doing his own version of the long jump. This photo was taken in the “Green Room” outside the National Theatre in London – the giant sofa, table, and chair are all covered with artificial grass. I’m looking forward to watching the London Olympics with the boys and seeing some of the places we ourselves explored both on foot and on bikes when were last there in 2010. And for those of you who are either in London or are planning a visit there with kids, I’ve put together some posts with my top recommendations for dining and activities below.

What are your plans for the weekend? We’ll be driving to Vermont for our annual three-week summer visit, with a stop in Massachusetts on the way. You can expect more stories from our European trip over the next few weeks (I still have lots to share) as well as some more Postcards from the Road (this time from New England) as I relax a little and enjoy some family time.

Have a great weekend.

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  1. That photo is awesome! There’s something appealing about things that are out of scale for me; giant furniture, tiny food, they just make me smile. :)

    • I agree – that’s why I loved the Crown Jewels at Legoland in Windsor. In fact, I think the boys may have liked them better than the real ones.

  2. Hope you’re having a wondeful holiday in the UK. You’ve made some great suggestions for places to visit in London, I thought I would also add the Natural History Musuem – the kids love the huge dinosaur skeleton and the museum provide pith helmets and backpacks for young explorers. The Science Museum is another fantastic destination – a real hands on experience with lots of activities to make the children feel involved – best of all – both are free!

    • Thanks for the suggestions Elizabeth – we haven’t been to either of those museums, although we loved the natural history museum in Oxford. I’ll put them on the list.

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