Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Football at Crystal Palace

A football game in the U.K... what a great way to wrap up our tour through Europe. We went to a preseason game at Crystal Palace, just minutes away from the pub by bus.  I have never been to a professional soccer football game before. It was very entertaining, especially since the Eagles (Crystal Palace) won during the last few minutes of the game.

I think there are two boys who are more happy than Tavis about this player's signature.

After the game we had some celebratory drinks at a nearby pub. When I saw this game I asked some regulars what it was called. They looked at me like I was from Mars, responding with 'it is pool'. 
I thought it would have a different name since the balls are different and the pockets are smaller, but apparently I was wrong.

In London you don't have to be 18 to hang out in a pub as long as there is parental supervision.  It is as though they are being groomed to become regulars.

A great end to a great evening; we rode a double decker bus home.

1 comment:

  1. Doesn't it all strike you as a bit surreal? Did you ever think you would see and do all of these things? “A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.” -Lao Tzu


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