Goodbye and Hello

Trip Start Jul 20, 2014
Trip End Aug 05, 2014

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Peter and Barbara's House

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

We got up in time to have breakfast at 7:30 with the tour group.  We were scheduled to all eat at the same time.  They brought each of us a Full English Breakfast which included scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, roasted tomato, sauteed mushrooms, baked beans and black pudding which is made from blood.  After breakfast we went to see the rest of the gardens at the Lygon Arms.  Then we went and and said goodbye as everyone got on the bus to leave.  I got a little teary eyed as we had made some good friends.  We hope there is a reunion for the airing of the next Downton Abbey episode.

Then we spent some time in the room cleaning up, packing, and watching TV.  When we were ready we checked out, stowed our bags and went outside to a bench across the street to wait for Peter and Barbara.  They arrived about 11:00 and apologized for being late.  It had taken them two hours instead of the 45 it should have taken because of the traffic on the M5.  We had a cuppa tea before we set off.  Peter asked us what we would like to do on the way to Brierley Hill.  When I told him we had never seen the Worchester (Wooster) Cathedral, he immediately said we should do that and go to the Royal Worchester Porcelain Museum.  We went through Evesham (Eva-shem) and Pershore and got to Worchester where we found a parking place and walked toward the Cathedral.  We found a shopping/pedestrian area where we stopped for lunch at Elgar's Cafe.  Larry and I had Creamed Tea, Peter had a "jacket" potato (baked potato loaded with a mix of tuna and corn, Barbara had a panini with cheese and bacon. 

We finished our walk and arrived at the Cathedral to find out it was closed for a concert.  So we walked around it and went to the Royal Worchester Porcelain Museum.  There were two floors of exhibits in chronological order from the 1700s to 2009 when they stopped making porcelain in Worchester.  It was fascinating and beautiful.  We had a headset that told us all about what we were seeing.  I took a lot of pictures.  We decided to take a walk along the Severn River and saw lots of swans.  We stopped for another cuppa and then headed back to the car.  On the way to Brierley Hill we saw signs for Hagley, Stourbridge, Kidderminster, Bromsgrove and Lye.  We arrived at Peter and Barbara's about 5:30 and had another cuppa with custard tarts.  Larry and Peter carried in the luggage and then figured out how to get us on the Wifi with the help of the son-in-law.  While Barbara fixed supper we talked and I looked at emails. 

Barbara fixed Spaghetti Bolognese, delicious and we had strawberries with ice cream for pudding (dessert).  After supper we watched cricket and I did the blog.
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nancycarter on

Again- lovely weather and peaceful surroundings! I hope there is a viewing party for "Downton Abbey", and I am invited! Thanks so much for giving me these peeks, Linda.

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