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Itโ€™s Showtime!

London and Bath, UK


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We fought our way through the paparazzi to see Erika perform at her first Tony Award winning West End show. The show was beyond words great! And she is now the principal pianist for the last month of the show! So exciting! We went with my sister Tara and brother-in-law George (her parents) to see the sold out show:

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Our next show was a big surprise, it was an early birthday present for Dean and I from my family, Hamilton. We loved it, great music, dancing and story about a key figure in American history:

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The roses are not in bloom yet in Queen Maryโ€™s Rose Garden, but lots of spring bulbs were. It is a beautiful park and lots grows here. The tall yellow flower is a Fritillaria Imperilus. I have managed to get one to bloom in our Denver garden a few years ago, but clearly they love it here and are well cared for, there were dozens in bloom, so exotic:

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We had always wanted to visit Bath, just a two hour train ride from London. It is famous for its ancient Roman Baths, but has a lot more to see as well. Here are some highlights:

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Bath Abbey:

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The Circus:

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The Royal Crescent:

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Royal Victoria Park

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The Roman baths, over 2000 years old are amazing - what a day for the archeologists when that discovery was made! Fed by natural hot springs (46C/115 F), the ruins of the baths are very extensive, clearly very popular in their day. (The water is exposed to the sun now, so is green from algae. When in use the baths were covered, so would have been clear.)

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The artifacts were extensive and well preserved::

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Entrances to other baths around town:

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The last supper! Tara and George are heading home to Calgary, we are off to Berlin, and Erika is here in London starring in her show and shopping for a flat (when she can fit it in). Most of us ordered Yorkshire pudding, both pork and beef with all the trimmings. It was delicious! This is one dish the British are good at!

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A lot going on so not much time for meeting pups unfortunately! We did see many on the trains and subways, itโ€™s a different life for dogs living in London! ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

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Next stop: Berlin, Germany

Posted by margofiala 15:04 Archived in United Kingdom

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You all look terrific looks amazing, be safe and be well!

by Doran Oancia

And now that Erika has hit the heights of celebrity you and Dean are practically royals! Have you received you wedding invite yet?

by Donna-Lynne

London looks just a bit cooler than Mรกlaga. But interesting Roman archeology.

by Johndotbike

Congrats to Erika! UK pics look amazing!

by Donna Page

We always want to jump on a plane and follow your tour!!

by Janet polsinelli

I am a little behind. SO excited for Erika! She definitely has those Whyte genes with the talent. <3

by dsiemens

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