Sunday, November 23, 2008

We've Arrived

A couple people told us that late November was a fine time to visit London. Now, I was skeptical but not deterred and since we live in Portland, we certainly weren't concerned, but everything I could find led me to believe that the weather would be approx. 50-55 degrees and generally cloudy to sunny. On there had been no precipitation during this week for the past, at least, seven years.

Guess what, we arrived this morning to snow. When the plane landed it was 31 degrees on the ground... and snowing.

On the drive to the hotel it was snowing, but like Portland weather, the temperature was climbing and nothing was sticking, but it was fun to watch.

I think it got to 43 degrees and sunny by the afternoon, but since we were sleeping all day, who would really know.

We did wake up just in time to go have a fantastic steak dinner at Gordon Ramsey's Maze Grill, which is conveniently located at our hotel.

Now we are off for a brisk walk in dark, cold Grosvenor Square. Tomorrow, we will be up bright and early for some heavy duty sightseeing.


Betsy said...

Yeah! You arrived. Hopefully the weather lightens up for you some.

I hope Gordon Ramsey wasn't at the restaurant while you were there. He scares me.

kjlubitz said...

Weather has definitely gotten better. Still chilly, but lots of blue sky and sunshine.

Gordon Ramsey was not at the restaurant and he does scare me too, but Sammy and I have learned many words, phrases and general food stuff from his BBC version of Kitchen Nightmares--very helpful indeed.