Thursday, September 22, 2016

An English Holiday As Related By Noodles

Princess Leah gave me this set to chronicle my adventures
Thank you Leah for such a thoughtful gift

As you are all aware of, my Mommy #2 went on an adventure without me. She couldn't take me because of quarantine laws in the United Kingdom. I really really really wanted to go, though, so when she was showing me her photos I came up with a plan. Are you ready?

The Tales of Noodles the Pug in Jolly Old England
Noodles the Pug

9:40 am
Dear Diary,
Today we are going into London to meet with Princess Leah, her Mum and her Dad. I am so excited. I hope they are as wonderful as they seem to be in all of the letters we have exchanged. 

We are on the train to the Waterloo Station and then we will walk over to the Thames. This is the Southbank area of London - home of the Tower Bridge, Tower of London, and the Millennium Eye. And this is where I will meet Princess Leah and her 'rents for the first time.

11:05 am

Dear Diary,
I have met her!!!! I finally met Princess Leah. She is as funny and smart as I always thought she was. Plus she is so beautiful. What fun we have had so far! We met at the Golden Hinde - an old old ship that is not at all gold. According to the placard in front of it, it is the ship Sir Francis Drake sailed on to the Colonies (the United States as we now call it - some people in England still call it the Colonies).

We are taking a walk down the South Bank to see all of the fabulous shops and sights.

Around every corner there is a surprise. We found this street musician playing with FIRE! It was a hoot, to coin a pun. Every time he blew his horn, fire would emerge. Isn't that the coolest?

We walked a little more and lo and behold there was the Globe Theatre of SHAKESPEARE fame. It isn't the ACTUAL Globe Theatre as that was gone years ago. But it is still THE place to go watch some Shakespeare which I loves loves loves. Although, I have to admit I am a bit bothered by the lack of dogs in his plays.

Look closely and you'll see our pawrents

Our last adventure with Leah and her pawrents was to the Millennium Eye - a HUGE ferris wheel along the Thames. It was built to honor the change from 1900 to 2000. There is also a bridge you can walk over to downtown London. It's pretty cool, too.

This is a stock photo from Wikipedia. We were not at a
good vantage point for this shot

We waited for a short while, by Disneyland standards, that is. Finally we were on the Eye and treated to some really spectacular vistas of London. Leah and I commemorated the experience by taking a SELFIE. It's pretty fun to fly so high.

That's where the Queen of England lives

Our day in London was almost done and we had to get back to Waterloo Station to catch a train. But before we said our farewells, we stopped by a riverside tavern and had some COOL ONES. The weather, although overcast, was quite nice and mild. We did catch a bit of rain before the train took off, though.

This was such a fun day and I really really really did not want to say GOODBYE to Princess Leah. I hope we can meet again soon Leah - you are one super duper pup.


Christmas said...

What a fun adventure with Leah!

Murphy said...

We knew PL would be beautiful and wonderful and so glad you got to spend the day with her!

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

Julie said...

Oh Noodles I had the most AMAZING time, I really didn't want the day to end.
You are the most wonderful furfriend evers and I just can't wait til we meet again
Loves ans licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Louis the Blogging Dog said...

Noodles, what a grrreat time you had with Princess Leah in London!
Your Furrend in Vancouver,
Louis Dog Armstrong

Idaho PugRanch said...

What a wonderful time you had over the pond with Princess Leah!
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

LBJ said...

What a wonderful adventure and what loving and kind friends you have!

Abby Lab

Cookie's Comments said...

Hey, Princess Leah: My mum said that she has looked into it and there are no longer massive quarantine times any more (at least from the US and that you just need a Pet Passport and a record of all your shots. Mum has said that if and when she finally is able to go over to the UK she plans on taking me with her cos she said she will go for a couple of months!!!!!

Pug Slope said...

Hi Noodles! I love reading about your virtual visit to Princess Leah's homeland. I can't believe how many sites you covered in such a short time. And somehow you managed to visit London on one of the rare days when it wasn't raining - incredible! :)