After a day trip to Paris, we spent yesterday at Hampton Court Palace. I've decided that this is an absolute must for anyone visiting for the first time. It had been at least 10 years since we'd been here and it did not disappoint. They have created some impressive exhibits that were very informative and attractive. The weather was absolutely beautiful, making it perfect to stroll around the expansive gardens. Even though we were on our feet for hours, it was a relatively relaxing and very enjoyable day.
I wanted to share a little about what it's been like to watch TV here during the games. Of course, the emphasis is on the British athletes. And it's been nice to see the Brits start to win medals. Since Britain is not a medal powerhouse, when any competitor is not in medal contention, the announcers will phrase their accomplishments in terms of their personal best record or the British record. What's fun to see is that when they earn gold, a postage stamp is created with their image (usually the winning moment of their event).
Due to our hectic schedule on this final day, this may be my last post from London. All I can say is that this has been an amazing experience. The competitions were fun to watch, the Brits did a terrific job in organizing the crowds and making everything easy to navigate. The weather held up quite nicely and was mercifully cool most of the time. I'm grinning from ear to ear.