Earlier this year, I went to a family reunion in London. What can I say - my family is awesome LOL
But the real reason for the London location is that my grandparents on my mom's side lived in London for a number of years, and I grew up visiting London every other year. I used to call it "my London" like no one else in the world went there. I was a weird kid :) Regardless, my grandparents moved back to India in the early 2000s, and have both since passed away, but London remains a place that holds many happy memories for me, my mom, her sister, and my cousin. So London as a family vacation reunion location made ALL the sense in the world.
Nick and I ended up spending 10 days in London - a week with my family and a weekend with our friends Jenn and Graham - we were having a wonderful time, all the way until the Saturday before we left, when the attack on London Bridge occurred. It's pretty crazy being a tourist in a city that is attacked by mad men on a rampage, more so because we were less than a half a mile from where it occurred. Sunday (our last day) was pretty subdued for Londoners - people were out and about, but things seemed different - quieter even. It was a pretty weird end to an otherwise amazing trip.
In this post, I'm sharing some of the highlights from our trip! Make sure you read the captions though - that's where all the good stuff is ;)