Day Three was our first day to fend for ourselves and a milestone birthday for Team Take the Lead's leader. We started the day with a "flight" on the London Eye. Here's the birthday boy as we set off with the Parliment buildings behind him.
Then it was off to Trafalger Square for prime pigeon chasing and statue climbing. Here is the clan chilling on the base of Nelson's Column:
After lunch in Chinatown, the birthday boy spotted cakes:
but we opted to skip dessert and head for the now-open St. Paul's Cathedral. Good thing we did, because I felt every one of the 434 steps to reach the top. But we made it! Here are the kids celebrating while mom cringed against the stone walls.
To round out the day, we had another wonderful snack from the Paul cafe beside the cathedral. But first, we had 433 more steps down: