The following day was a beauty. Neither of us had seen the area in the daylight yet, so we opened the curtains like kids excited on Christmas morning to see their first decorated sparkling tree and all the shiny presents. We looked out the sun filled window at the same time to see a splendid view of the surrounding valley, autumnal colors, and soft green hills. We knew immediately, that this was going to be the beginning of our magical vacation.
It was our day for a hike up the Skiddaw trail (the locals call it a walk), after a hearty breakfast, & a quick shopping trip to find a new purple rain coat for me.
As far as the hike (walk) around the lakes went, everything was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! The views, the weather (on the first day), the rolling green and golden hills, the blue sky with white clouds, running water and bridges, the peaceful quiet, and the animals we saw - horses and herds of sheep.
After making it back to our home base, we changed clothes, warmed up, and went out for a bite to eat... then we decided to go back into the playful wind, and go on a much shorter walk around the town to go see a park nearby. It was that kind of wind full of energy that just gets me super excited to be alive.
On the last day, we took a long travel south back to London... to stay one last night before Jeffrey had to catch his flight back to the states. It was another late night of arrival to our hotel, but, we made the best of it by going out to find a pizza restaurant and local pub for a pint.
The next morning...
Later, we found one of many London souvenir shops, so he could find a few fun things to bring back home. These shops have so many things to choose from - anything from clothes to hats, scarves, jewelry, teas, postcards, magnets, chocolates, biscuits, bags, toys, pens, pencils, sharpeners, stationary, posters, shot glasses, to mugs & tea cups. I will have to take a few pics to show later. It really is like a tiny shop of the bright and shiny London-land.
This was to be the end of our trip together. However, I did escort him back to the airport for a couple of remaining hours to visit... it was so wonderful and so hard to say goodbye. I will never forget these 2 weeks we shared & hope that the memory is imprinted on my brain as clear as these photos I took on our trip.