The trip for Jignesh's mom is winding down. She will be returning to Chicago on Friday and it will be sad to say goodbye as we have had a busy two weeks full of visiting, indulging in loads of Indian food, and sightseeing. Jignesh's mom even connected with a school friend that she had not talked to in 44 years. The weather has been remarkable for her visit as the last week has been filled with days of warm temperatures and sunny skies.
When asked about her visit, Jignesh's mom will tell you that her favorite thing about London is the London Eye. Even though we did not even go on the eye (Europe's biggest ferris wheel built for the millenium), it has somehow made a big impact on her. Whenever we are out and about and the London Eye comes into view, she remarks with glee "Look, it is the London Eye!" While in London, Jignesh's mom also went on the double deck tour bus, saw the Royal helicopter land in front of Kensington Palace, walked across the Tower Bridge, took a cruise to Greenwich, ate at various outdoor markets, and braved the crowds to see the changing of the guards. It was especially great to have family in town to help celebrate my birthday. She has defnitely seen more of London than Jignesh himself! Our flat will become a little lonelier and a lot more quiet come Friday as this fornight ends but I am sure we will fall back into our routine of daily life and begin to look forward toward our next adventure.