The Lake District

Friday, August 3 and Saturday, August 4

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We FINALLY got to the Lake District!  It was really a long ride all the way from Inverness.  Thank you, Steve, for all your driving.

It was soooo worth the long ride.  It is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!

Steve was slightly panicked about getting a place to stay.  We made him cancel the place in Glassgow and he couldn't prebook a place in the Lake District. 

BUT we found the cutest lodge to stay.  Just 7 years ago the Gowbarrow Lodge was a "petrol" station.

After unloading the car, Lenny and I took a walk . . .


Lenny and I just walked around the corner and up the street a bit.
This was our view!

As we walked up the street, Lenny noticed a teeny road kill.

We walked up the hill just a bit and turned around to see this!

In the same spot, this was a cool old stone wall.


I'm sorry, I just couldn't get enough of the view.
Wait till you see my picture album!

I'm assuming this is a thistle?  Will one of you let me know for sure?
And this thistle's got a big bee on it!

I think I LIKE thistles . . . if this is in fact a thistle!  hahaha

Sitting here in my computer room, I can still feel the deep breath
of beautiful clean air I inhaled while seeing these beautiful views!


The Gowbarrow Lodge was a real find.
It was a "petrol" station just 7 or 8 years ago,
and converted to this beautiful quaint lodge.

The front room is a comfortable lounge,
though a few years ago, it was where
you'd pull up to pump petrol into your car!

John and Dot were both warm and friendly.
Here's John with Lenny.

Steve and Linda relaxing in the lounge.  No petrol pumps now!

Mr. Whitehead - Proprietor

Us at the "station".

The view from our window.

The lodge includes both buildings.

I was pretty good about writing postcards
and I let Lenny mail some.

I really hated to leave, but we had more wonderful places to see.
Windermere, here we come!

OK, just one last shot . . .


Page  1 - Lenny and I Leave LAX - Wednesday, July 18, 2001 - 11:35AM
Page  2 - Hanging Out with David Near Hyde Park- Thursday, July 19
Page  3 - Finally at Christine's House! - Thursday, July 19 - Friday AM, July 20
Page  4 - Stonehenge - Friday, July 20
Page  5 - The Thorntons - Friday, July 20
Page  6 - Dartmouth - Friday, July 20
Page  7 - Start Point Lighthouse - Saturday, July 21
Page  8 - Dartmoor - Sunday, July 22
Page  9 - Whitecombe in Moor and Dartmeet - Sunday, July 22
Page 10 - Plymouth and Higher Kestle Farm - Monday, July 23
Page 11 - Mevegissey - Monday, July 23, 2001
Page 12 - The Eden Project and The Lost Gardens of Heligan - Tuesday, July 24
Page 13 - Charleston, Tuesday, July 24 & St. Michael's Mount/St Ives-Wednesday, July 25
Page 14 - Private Tin Mine, Roman Ruins, Pendeen Lighthouse, 
             Geevor Tin Mine, Coastal Path - Thursday, July 26
Page 15 - Kieren and Thomas join us - Thursday, July 26
Page 16 - Tintagel, Lynmouth- Friday, July 27 and Exmoor - Saturday, July 28
Page 17 - Kieren and Thomas in Lynmouth - Saturday, July 28 - Sunday, July 29
Page 18 - Ross-on-Wye Desserts, Ragolin Castle - Wales, Manchester, Gretna 
              Green Scotland and The Tattoo Bands Sunday, July 29 - Tuesday, July 31
Page 19 - Inside Edinburgh Castle - Wednesday, August 1
Page 20 - Perth, Loch Ness and Driving to the Lake District - Wednesday, August 1
Page 21 - The Lake District - Friday, August 3 and Saturday, August 4
Page 22 - Lake Windemere - Saturday, August 4; Manchester - Saturday, August 5
Page 23 - London Eye & Walking the Thames - Monday, August 6; Our Last Night in England 
              - Tuesday, August 7
Page 24 - Parting Shots (from the air) - Wednesday, August 8