Review by Susan Grigsby
Our first international trip was to the UK in May of 2001. It was before September 11th, and the mood was much different than it was when we returned a few years later. But on that first trip, everything was so exciting. The first day was spent at the Tate Gallery and then walking down to Westminster. The second day was spent at the Tower of London. I had read for years about this place and had been looking forward to seeing the Traitor's Gate and the legendary ravens that occupied the Tower Green. It was a spring weekday and the crowds were minimal, even around the Crown Jewels. We were very lucky to be able to spend time just watching the ravens.
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