Oh No the Garbage Truck is going down hill!
Trip Start Aug 28, 2009
32Trip End Sep 23, 2009
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Yesterday I met a very fit man who Gordon had witnessed changing his clothes in the parking lot prior to his hike. He was down to his "bare essentials" shall we say. Anyway I was not privy to the show but later the man engaged me in quite a bit of conversation about the area attractions. Every time I tried to disengage he immediately started another conversation. This has happened many times since I have been here. People in Europe love to talk with others from abroad. Everyone is very friendly and we have enjoyed interacting with the locals.
We toured the Yorkshire Dales today and saw so many beautiful places which I am enclosing some photo's of. It was a long day, starting at 9:00 and arriving at our hotel at 6:00 PM after enduring a long traffic jam. We had just enough time to shower and change for dinner with the Austins. It was wonderful to see Margaret and Barry again and we had a nice long dinner with them which was very enjoyable
Gordon is getting a much deserved day off tomorrow! Today he took us to Fountains Abby which was beautiful. It was very peaceful and so green. This Abby was built in the 1100's by Monks and it was the riches Abby of that time period. Again Gordon was able to drive right to an entrance and drop us off close so Glenn would not have to walk so far. Glenn got a lot of photographs of the Dales this morning and the weather has been beautiful as you will see by the pictures I am attaching.
We arrived at the Midland hotel and were amazed by the beautiful room we have on the top floor. It is huge and has a full length balcony overlooking Morecombe Bay. The Sunset tonight was spectacular and we are really enjoying relaxing in the room this evening. It has a big screen TV and two lounge chairs and we are feeling spoiled. We here a lot of American news on the BBC and watch the evening news when we can. The last two days the weather has been beautiful and we expect great weather over the coming weeks.
On the front page you will see Glenn and our Driver/Tour Guide, Gordon from G&C Touring Company, based in Edinburgh, Scotland. We highly recommend his services.