I should’ve known when we drove into town and saw everyone walking around with walking sticks that something was up.
When we drove into town we passed a cute “Elderly Crossing” sign, so I mistook the walking sticks for canes.
When we left Rydal Mount, Super Guide Paul asked if we wanted to take a short nature walk over to the town of Grasmere. Off we went.
Looking back the nature walk really wasn’t all that far, but in the midst of it, I worried we wouldn’t all make it.
It quickly became apparent why so many people had walking sticks, but with views like these, how could we possibly want to ride over on a bus?
I will definitely go back to the Lake District in England one day. Grasmere is my second most favorite place in the world!#
Me and ON in Grasmere
Scenes from the walk
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I didn’t take pictures at the hotel in Manchester. I wish I would’ve. I met a couple who’d been married for 63 years while we were waiting for dinner the first night. They were precious. He couldn’t hear very well, but he loved to talk. She wanted me to talk because she liked my accent. I wanted them to talk because I liked their accents. Perfect.
The next morning we went to the Grasmere area in England. I’d fallen in love with Ireland, but this was a close second. The area is so incredibly beautiful and the people so nice. Once again , it was like we’d been transported to a different time.
Our first stop was Rydal Mount, William Wordworth’s home. His gardens were incredible, and the guide told he cultivated all of them. Today, descendants still visit the home. It’s well worth the trip.
All of the pictures are from my short walk through the gardens. I could’ve spent hours here.