Hurt Squirrels
I Went To Europe And It Was Okay, Part 16: Saturday, January 1, 2000
1/1/2002 3:38 PM
And the fireworks continued for a good 15 to 20 minutes. Even though were practically next to Big Ben, it's chimes couldn't be heard over the crowd and the fireworks. All the smoke eventually obscured the views of the Wheel and Big Ben. The much touted "River of Fire" was barely noticed. It was an impressive show.

Eventually, the hub-bub died down and folks went back to partying. Since the boat was to be out until 2am, we went below to have a seat. That's when the booze caught up with me. I got more and more queasy as I sat there and finally decided to go back outside. I didn't feel like fighting it, so I just gave way and threw up in the Thames. Yeah, so what? I know I'm neither the first nor last to do it. I regret nothing. Maybe I'll travel the world over, vomiting in famous rivers everywhere.

The ship set ground on the shore of this much-charted populated isle at 2am and we headed towards the tube, along with 2 million other people. The police had closed station, most likely due to over-crowding. With no cabs or busses in sight, the only other choice was to walk. It actually wasn't that far; our hotel was closer than we thought.

We slept for many hours, then walked around and ate lunch or dinner at some restaurant. I don't really remember or care.

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