Afters oaring over the heights of London, we decided to take the tube back over to the Natural History Museum, which happened to be open extra late because it was a Friday night. We spent a bit of time lolligagging (not a google recognized word, by the way) outside, enjoying people watching and watching dusk settle over the fountain and lions. And Glen, the blue chicken.
The museum was really fun- they had a big room filled with different sizes of mammals. Blue whales are BIG you guys- so much bigger than pretty much anything else.
There was also an extensive dinosaur exhibit, which was an interesting read.
We didn't have time to explore as much as we wanted- we were in a battle with our very sore feet and tired legs, and they were on the verge of beating us into submission. We did catch the highlights though- like the enormous tree piece on the third floor. In grade school, we learned how to read a tree's rings- but there were handy signs for those who did NOT go to one of the very interesting schools in the great North West.
We stumbled off to a coffee shop to grab some dinner (and by dinner I do mean to use their wireless) and eventually made our way back to the hotel, where we topped the day off with a milkshake, and proceeded to have intense insomnia thanks to our late night coffee exploits.