The Children Assert Their Dominance

This is us, in a seven-story toy store, one of the largest in the world.

Wondering why that was a part of our vacation? Because we (“we" being Violet and myself) got to choose everything we did today. Remember that promise of random stuff to come? 

Well, here it is!

We started out at Holland Park Playpark (that awesome playground from the post entitled “Yay! I Am No Longer On A Plane”).

Me on the zipline.

Then we took an Über car to Regent Street, home to Hamley’s toy store. (This is actually the second time I’ve been. The last time was eight years ago. Read about it under Hayden’s Page 2008, My Day at the Huge Toy Store. That concludes this brief infomercial.)

Seven floors of toys and games, although unfortuantely the giant Hot Wheels car isn’t there anymore. Instead, we took a picture in a giant Underground car.

Next, we ate lunch and took the Underground to the British Museum.

The real Rosetta Stone! Not a replica, reproduction, or reconstruction.

A huge statue of Ramesses II!

A Lykian (a part of Greece) temple to the Nereids (sea spirits)!

The original panels of the Parthenon!

A beautiful carved horse’s head!

An Easter Island statue!

A Mesoamerican carving of a snake!

The British Museum is way cooler than I expected and has stuff from all over the world. Greece, Rome, Egypt, Peru, Sudan, Iran…the list goes on. A great representation of artifacts from all sorts of ancient civilizations, from the Aztecs to the Ming Dynasty.

Sounds like a pretty fun day, doesn’t it? KID POWER!

- Hayden M. Strong

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