...not just one pack either...
...and not just the usual amount of stuf...
We eased them in slowly on their first visit to the UK with an afternoon trip to our nearest shopping mall and then on Friday we hit London full in the face with The Big Red Bus sightseeing experience.
Having borrowed warm coats (Floridians, evidently don't own puffa jackets!) we braved the elements on the open-top bus and drank in the best of the sights. In spite of being a born and bred Londoner, and having lived here all my life, I'm still impressed with what we have to offer.
The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square
The London Eye
Despite a dodgy weather forecast, we managed to stay dry - the only time it rained was when we were on the London Eye, which got me a dramatic photo of The Houses of Parliament using the black and white setting on my camera.
The Houses of Parliament
Pods on The London Eye
We got off the bus to go on the London Eye and then jumped on the river boat to travel down the Thames to the Tower of London.
Tower Bridge and HMS Belfast
The Tower of London
Then it was back on the bus to complete the loop via St Paul's Cathedral.
It's a great way to see all the major landmarks and the tour guides are full of knowledge and have a great sense of humour, making it fun and interesting. You can hop off and on to keep nicely topped up with coffee and pastries...
Yesterday, they braved the London Underground by themselves and this morning they have flown off to Amsterdam for 3 days. I can get my breath back ready for an action-packed week when they return on Tuesday. Stonehenge, Salisbury, Southwold and Stratford-upon-Avon beckon...