Highlight: The bridges across the Thames all lit up at night, especially Tower Bridge.
Lowlight: Pain in my feet after a long day walking.
Fun Fact: London has few skyscrapers because its foundation is clay not a hard bedrock, like New York.
Ben Frustration Index(BFI): 1
Pairs of clean underwear left: 12
Book Page: 107
This morning Ben and I arrived in London on the start of our Grand European Adventure.
No problems with the flight, clearing customs, or getting into London. I managed to get 3-4 hours of broken sleep on the plane – enough to give me energy to keep me going all day. Ben was awake the whole flight. He had a tough time staying awake tonight and I think he slept walked home.
I thought it would be best to start our trip off in true Porter fashion and jam as much into the first day as possible. For me, London is about returning to old stomping grounds, but Ben is walking around slack-jawed much like I was when I first arrived. Today I gave Ben a walking tour of most of the City and Westminster – including Tower Bridge, the Globe, OXO Tower, Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, and the Big Ben. Tomorrow we’ll get tube passes and take it easier. We ate cornish pastries and fish and chips today. Not the greatest food, but authentic British cuisine.
Ben and I got along well today. He was amazed by how hot the women are, something I’ve been trying to convince him of for the past 6 months. He’s starting to worry about money already, a troubling sign since we barely spent anything today.