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About Wednesday 4 December 1661

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We were in London (from the US) for two weeks in 2011 and had a lovely time. I wish I had read this diary previous to our trip instead of after, but hopefully we can return someday and do a sort of Pepys self-tour. I was fascinated by small things such as standing on the bank of the Thames near Greenwich and imagining the daily lives of so many people who came before me. I still have the few smooth pebbles I pocketed there (apologies for the theft!) which are one of my favorite souvenirs along with chatting with local gardeners in Hyde Park and shopping at Tesco. :)

I was really interested in the phrase "Westminster stairs" so I did a bit of googling and found some interesting reading on wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watermen's_Stairs
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waterman_(occupation)