Yesterday, the ladies of the family traveled to Kew Gardens, while my dad and one of our friends from Boston caught up. Kew, a posh little town outside of London, is home to a beautiful garden, where we spent the day.
First, we walked to the Palm House, which was filled with palm trees from all over the world. It was very hot in the glass house, so my sisters and I stuck our arms into the sprinklers that were watering the plants. We made our way through the gardens, towards the Temperate House, which was filled with plants that were rare, or near extinction. Next we walked near the Pagoda, a Japanese structure covered in dragons. Next to them were 2 peacocks, a male and female, who posed for all the people taking pictures. The male’s feathers were so colorful and long and he had a beautiful blue neck and head garb.
We went back to the entrance, to a cafe and shop, and got scones and cake. The scones were the best ones we have had so far on our trip. Crunchy on the outside, and soft on the inside, they were much better than what we would expect from a cafe. The cafes here are really good, better than most of the ones at home. There, we met Christ (rhymes with wrist) for the first time in a long time. Christ and my dad explored the park while my mom took the rest of us to the Hive.
The Hive in a big metal structure made to look like a bee hive. In the middle of it is a glass floor, which you can stand on. Sarah, Hannah, and I danced on the glass floor, like the do-see-do, and we twirled around. It was closing time, so we ran back to the entrance, and hopped on the train to Victoria for an English pub dinner experience.
We ended up eating at The Shakespeare and ordered food. Hannah went all out and ordered a steak and rum pie. Then, one of the waitresses told us that kids weren’t allowed in the pub after nine, which it was, because it was also a bar. But she talked to her manager, and we were able to stay till we finished dinner. From there, we took the bus home. It was my mom’s favorite day so far. I loved it so much too! Kew Gardens is one of my favorite place on Earth.