July 9, 2019: Pursuing Parks
(or Pursuing Paddington Part 2)
On the left edge, you can see the steeple of St. Dunstan in the East Garden (more below)
We headed back to Tavistock to grab our bags and head off for our night train. We chose Franco Manca’s, a pizza place just outside the London Underground station nearby. This pizza place, known for its sourdough crust, served “Alfonso’s No 7,” a pizza that earned its way as the second-best pizza I’ve ever eaten. Today, I can just mention our dinner before Paddington Station, and Tiffany instantly recalls we ate pizza and how great it tasted.
Full of pizza and memories, we headed to Paddington Station for a second time to board our overnight train to England’s western coast. The station was quieter than before since it was now 10:30 PM local time, meaning Tiffany could finally sit beside Paddington Bear!
The overnight train was our first train on the National Rail, and it remains one of our favorite train experiences! Upon boarding, a car attendant, the train-version of a stewardess, greeted us. She showed us our private room and took our breakfast order. She offered a trip to the first-class dining car for tea and snacks before bed. As the train prepared to leave the station, we returned to our room and settled to sleep. By the time we awoke, we would be on the Cornish coast of England! Next stop, Penzance!