Posted by: krisinhawaii | April 20, 2008

Science Sunday and Art Deco Trains.

A busy day for us. Starting out with the Science museum, Chris wanted to finish goofing around at the interactive Launchpad and see the history of medicine exhibit, which we had failed to get to the other day…all in all museums can be quite overwhelming, a word which also applies to the attached photo album. I suppose only my mom will bother to look through the whole thing, but it’s pretty much a snap by snap of our day. The science museum, history of medicine (including the history of contraception with specimens of sponges and diaphragms from the 18th century!) As well as real asylum restraints, shiver! We were expecting more grisly human specimens but there was only one brain and forearm to be seen.

Walking back to the mews house, we came upon this cute West Highland Terrier, which we had to stop and pet. And also another one of these great teeney little cars. I would drive that ride in a second back home in Hawaii–what great mileage it would get!

Here’s also some photos from our luxe digs. May I point out the heated bath towel rack and we also would have had a fancy bathtub shot but Chris felt it was too compromising so I removed it from the excessively rambling album of shots.

Then we took Piccadilly line to meet Mex and Annie Mole (who’s camera shy) at Ealing Common for the special Art Deco Tube ride. It was a stock train from the 30s, fully restored. After the ride to Uxbridge and back, we then took the train to Kew, where Annie invited us for tea at her cozy place. Christopher chose to have a cup of tea over a soda, had it black, no milk and five sugar cubes, then drank the whole thing in about a minute. He then said, “Shall we be off?” in his own best version of an English accent, which made everyone laugh. A pint of Twickenham at the Kew Inn for me, a seafood platter (prawns, mackerel, shrimp, herring, etc.) and some chips… plus a rather lengthy conversation between Chris (taking the geeky side of Internet development) and Mex (taking the marketing side)…. then a trek in the rain to the station, where we said our goodbyes and caught the District to Hammersmith, change to Piccadilly, then off at Knightsbridge, and here we are. The last shot in the album, shows Chris all alone on the very long Knightsbridge escalator. Many thanks again to Mex and Annie for inviting us on the wonderful 30s train. Click below for our verrrrrrrrry lengthy holiday photo album– not for the faint of heart!

Science Sunday & Art Deco Train 4/19/08 9:32 PM
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  1. That “great teeny little car” is a Smart Car. It’s made by Mercedes. You can get them in Hawaii.

    http://starbulletin.com/2007/06/13/business/story01.html

    They’re filming the Christmas episode of Dr Who in Gloucester this week….

    http://www.thisisgloucestershire.co.uk/displayNode.jsp?nodeId=231771&command=displayContent&sourceNode=231754&home=yes&more_nodeId1=231776&contentPK=20445517

    I take it your mum never got her cellphone working, Chris…?

  2. That “great teeny little car” is a Smart Car. It’s made by Mercedes. You can get them in Hawaii.

    http://starbulletin.com/2007/06/13/business/story01.html

  3. That “great teeny little car” is a Smart Car. It’s made by Mercedes. You can get them in Hawaii.

    They’re filming the Christmas episode of Dr Who in Gloucester this week….

    I take it your mum never made her cellphone work, Chris..?

  4. We have those in Canada too! My old boss bought one. Very cool. Not great if you have 3 kids though. Joel wants one when he is older.

    Sounds like you are having a great time! I am 29 again today and having a great one :))

  5. Ian – Kris does have a UK mobile now, email her for the number.

    We had a fab time on Sunday!


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