The first day of summer vacation for the new 10th grader and first day back in the UK for the college coed found me rolling them out of bed this morning to catch the commuter train into London. Since we're headed to Africa on safari, we had to get typhoid jabs (Brit speak for shots), as well as a course of anti-malaria pills for each of us. After our appointment, they trekked a couple blocks to the Thames for some selfies with the London Eye and Big Ben/Parliament in the background. Then they had lunch at some cool restaurant named Ping Pong before hotfooting it home to take passport style photos for travel visas. What a kick off to the lazy days of summer!