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The Dori Monson London Travel Log

London's Buckingham Palace. (File photo)

Join Dori and the KIRO gang on a trip to London to see the Seahawks play. Stay tuned for our daily blog updates on the team’s travels through the British capital.

Wednesday, Oct. 10 — Takeoff to London

The KIRO and ESPN teams were all strapped in and ready to go.

 

Thursday, Oct. 11 — A royal sighting

 

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There’s the Queen! #nicetiming

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Producer Nicole didn’t let jet lag and 30 hours of being awake stop her from hitting the ground running when the gang landed in London. While soaking up famous sights such as Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, and Buckingham Palace, she spotted a certain elegant lady being driven outside her palatial home.

Friday, Oct. 12 – Fun in a traditional British pub and chats with Seahawks

The KIRO, ESPN, and Seahawks crews got together for a pint in a pub, as one does in Merry Olde England.

 

 

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For those that were sick of seeing just half of my face. 😉. Chris Carson with Dori at practice. #gohawks

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Dori got out on the field during practice to “have a lovely catch-up,” as the Brits say, with Seahawks running back Chris Carson.

Saturday, Oct. 13 – Exploring Piccadilly Circus

Dori, Nicole, Dave Wyman, and the rest of the group got out and explored Piccadilly Circus, London’s equivalent of Times Square. They took advantage of good weather to have a pint outside.

 

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Street drinking in Piccadilly Circus. #cheers

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They also had a typical English meal of fish and chips.

 

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@jordanbabineaux found us a little fish and chips! #london

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He may not be a fan of Sound Transit back in Seattle, but Dori and his old friend Paul Moyer became pros at using London’s subway and above-ground train system, known as the London Tube.

Sunday, Oct. 14 – Seahawks play at Wembley Stadium

The Seahawks played their big game against the Oakland Raiders at the iconic Wembley Stadium, and all hands were on deck to capture every moment.

 

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#GoHawks #nfluk

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Pre-game. #GoHawks

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All in all, they concluded that it was an amazing trip.

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