Day 28 – Harrogate to Stamford

The usual routine except there seems to be an added item – singing patriotic songs and Mr. Lewis played his flute.  Saw castles, gardens.  Fine trees in Sherwood Forest.  Saracen Head. Newark, George Hotel in Grantham.  Stamford a fascinating place with old houses, churches,and streets.  Monster garden at George Hotel..

She got the farewell party started after much effort.  Played Egg in the bottle, the lighthouse keeper’s daughter, I have an idea, Statues, and Murder.  A few of them tried to stay up late but the porter sent them to bed.  He had to lock the door.  Tied Mr. Thomas’ door.- playing a trick.

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Harrogate Station Square – postcard image

 

 

Day 22 – Glasgow and Lochs

(The days were full as they covered a lot of ground)

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Sauchiehall Street Glasgow

They headed north from Glasgow up into the Highlands.

 

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From Glasgow they went north to “Beautiful” Loch Lomond.  They were traveling through wide, narrowing, steep hills – which she likens to the Lake Winnepasake area of New Hampshire.  A stop for lunch and then more riding on the narrow twisting roads. Finally reached Loch Awe at 5 p.m.

She and Lib got the props and rehearsed for a play they were going to present at 9 o’clock.  The play was called appropriately “Mary of Argyle”.  The performance – they couldn’t remember their lines and they laughed too much = (so hard they couldn’t speak!)  Afterward they played charades and other games.  They couldn’t go for a  walk later because the hotel had to be locked.

Day 20 – In the Lake District – Grange Over Sands – Windermere – Grassmere – Keswick

Another long day riding in the coach.  She liked riding up front part of ye time. They went to Dove Cottage of Wordsworth and De Quincey, a very pretty garden.  They road around Lake Windermere.  She notes the usual things – boats, islands, beautiful cloud shadows, foxglove, rhododendrons.  They stopped for a cold lunch at the Prince of Wales Hotel in Grassmere.  Afterward she “putted terribly” – (was there a miniature putting green attached to the hotel?}

More riding in the coach to Keswick.  A delicious tea at an “old fashioned” hotel with china all over the walls, big vases, pictures.

She and Lib and Lois went downtown – they got bridge tallies and prizes for the big party planned for later.  They dressed up for their big 6 course dinner.  They played 3 rounds of bridge, then trades and professions.

She, Mr. Thomas, Lib, and Lois walked down to the lake.  Great to get out and walk.  It was very dark – seemed romantic.

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Prince of Wales Hotel, Grassmere

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Keswick Market Square

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Walking near Keswick

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n.b all images from Google