Saturday, fall (disguised as winter) decided to makes its presence very much so known. The whole week has been the most beautiful weather and we woke up to rain and cold. We had planned for a day biking to the park to eat some lunch and visiting some of the local markets, but no way was I planning to spend more time outside than I needed to. Brr. We then went to our second option when we realized its quite embarrassing for the National Portrait Gallery to be our front yard and yet we had not step foot into it. So, we fixed that issue.
Then it was off to dinner before going to a little Oktoberfest at Goodenough College. We still don’t have any of our belongings so we may or may not be eating out a bit more than usual. Can’t say I am complaining! Ben has been craving a good ole’ burger for awhile now, so we settled upon Gourmet Burger Kitchen.
I went for the Billy the Kid that had mushrooms, fried goat cheese (yes, fried), pesto, onion, and lettuce and man was it good. Like, so good. Also, lets discuss the sweet potato fries with baconaisse. It’s as good as it sounds. Ben had the Taxidriver with cheese, onion rings, cajun relish, and a burger in all its glory. Highly recommended all around.
After meeting up with some friends we headed home where we swooned over our view for a bit. Though this whole “city life” takes getting use to, I can honestly say we are learning to love it. This weekend Ben and I both kept saying how we are constantly surprised by London. We love it, like really love it.
Sunday morning the sun showed up! Hooray for sun! We walked to church through the parks and streets along the Thames. The leaves are just starting to hint towards fall and all the parks are showing off their colors. They all make for the perfect reading spots.
After church brunch was calling our name. We headed to The Happenstance to feast upon a proper London breakfast and a Californian Kickstart. I think brunch will always be one of Ben and I’s favorite, especially on Sundays.
I would say that our first full weekend in London was a success and here’s to many more.