Tuesday was beautiful – the first really lovely spring day I have seen in England. We were up in the lake district, in the lovely village of Stavely. We got up and had our first ‘full English breakfast’ at the pub then headed off the the Lake District visitor’s centre, where we spent quite a bit of time in the gift shop as mom did her souvenir shopping.
Then we headed over to Hill Top, Beatrix Potter’s home near Windermere. My mom is a big Beatrix Potter fan, so this was a treat for her. We recreated a famous scene from a book.
After Hill Top we took the ferry across the lake back to Windermere where we took a boat ride and grabbed lunch. Then we headed back to Stavely, and our great accommodations at the Eagle and Child pub. Lowell and I headed out on a walk along the river and mom and dad took a shorter walk into town. We both got to see more cute lambs than we could handle and Lowell and I had the excitement of being buzzed by an RAF jet flying at about 300ft (not exaggerating).
Dinner was at the Eagle and Child where we had excellent homemade pies. Dad and I had the beef, which was extremely good and tender and mom and Lowell had an amazing chicken and herb pie. They had run out of the chicken pies by 7:30. Sign of a truly homemade meal. There was one pot of the chicken and when it was gone it was gone.