Monday, 3 April 2017

T Stands for…taking it all in!!

Some of you may know that we went up to our caravan last week and the weather improved too! We had a 'sort of' plan of where we wanted to visit and then while watching 'Breakfast' on Friday morning found that The Flying Scotsman was going to be at a station not far from one of the planned visits.
We started out at the Rheged centre for a quick look around, I went and had a look at the quilt exhibition and we had a coffee. 
From there we headed to Penrith (and a quick hop in to Penrith Crafts)and walked down the High Street

We had never noticed this Spanish restaurant down one of the side streets before - in the window was a little village scene
The flowers outside the information centre were beautiful.

Then it was off to Acorn bank to see the daffodils…and these cuties…

 We reached the gate to get in..
..and decided it was time for a bite to eat before our walk.

Hubby doing his w-a-i-t look!!
Mine is the very unhealthy looking(delicious) Sausage roll and hubby had his favourite - Tuna and mayo sandwich. As you can see we had water to drink and this is a perfect time to to tell you that there is an open invitation over at Bleubeard and Elizabeth's blog today - as long as you share something drink related!
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The orchard looked wonderful.

When we got back to the car park the lambs were just leaving!
We arrived at Appleby station early expecting huge crowds!

At last this wonderful steam engine arrived….
…and by this time there was quite a crowd. 
Inside the carriages there was a real treat for the folk on board but at £300 a ticket not for the likes of us!!

Then after a 20 minute stop to collect water they were off!

I was going to show you the two places I teased you with last week but I'll save them for a rainy day!!!

Thanks for looking, Chris


Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

What a fun day you shared this T-day, Chris. Arrived early to beat the crowds - that would be me too! lol - I can't tell you how many time that has happened.

The spring lamb and daffodil photos are especially delightful!

Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

My name is Erika. said...

Happy T day Chris. looks like you had n interesting day out. Boy, that is an expensive train ticket. But I think your lunch looks yummy. Have a great T day. Hugs-Erika

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I would LOVE to see photos from the quilt exhibition. I suspect they are all REAL quilts and not art quilts.

Gosh, those darling lambs are adorable. I can see why you took photos of them. And your country has more daffodils than any place I've ever seen. Helen shared many from Kew this past week.

Goodness. 300 lbs? I could live on that much for six months, maybe more if I didn't eat out. SERIOUSLY!! I can see why you took photos of the steam train but didn't ride it. Laughed at the photo of T waiting alone at the station.

Now I'm ready to make a tuna sandwich, but I'll replace the mayo with ranch dressing. The salad and chips/crisps look great, too. I'll take that over your delicious? sausage roll. But the salad looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing your trip to the Rheged center, Penrith, and Appleby Station as well as your meals and water with us for T this Tuesday.

Valerie-Jael said...

Thanks for sharing hose gorgeous photos of the places you visited, so pretty. Love the little Spanish restaurant, and those little lambs. Great to see the train, too. Your food looks good, I love sausage rolls. Happy T Day! Hugs, Valerie

Helen said...

what a great day out with your unexpected bonus viewing of the Scotsman! the daffodils are glorious and love the cute lambs.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Oh my gosh - what an amazing trip you had! Adorable impressions! Thank you for sharing with us dear Chris!
Happy T-Day!

chrissie said...

Happy T Day Chris

I am just in dream;and after reading this wonderful post full of my favourite places and things to see. We used to shop regularly in Penrith years ago and it has some wonderful and very different shops. Acorn Bank was also somewhere we went often though I am sure it has grown a lot since those days. To crown it all the Flying Scotsman as well. I haven't been on that for many years and I am sure it is so good to see it restored. Who needs to go anywhere when we can go there with you on your blog :) Thank you fir sharing your trips.

Have a great day

Love Chrissie xx

johanna said...

you always find the most beautiful Environments and i´m so glad you share them with us. the wonderful oodles of daffodils, the landscape... great buildings and that steam engine! the Baby sheep are so cute - yes, it´s this time of the year i love most.
happy t-day:)

Meggymay said...

Chrissie I have so enjoyed seeing your photos today, it must have been a wonderful trip out.
I would have cringed at the price of the rail tickets, but if it is your passion and hobby I can understand folk paying that amount.
Its years since I was in Penrith and Have made a note I'd like to see it again sometime.
Happy T Day.
Yvonne xx

Redanne said...

Wuch a lovely post Chris, I loved seeing the new little lambs and all those gorgeous daffodils. Just had to show David the Flying Scotsman photos, it is an engine he loves! It looks like a lovely day all round, thanks so much for sharing the photos! Hugs, Anne xx

Lisca Meijer said...

Oh what a lovely trip you have had. To see the Flying Scotsman was really a bonus. I would have loved to see that.
Penrith is wonderful. I have been to Penrith Agricultural college on an Open University summer school. We did a lot of field work and laboratory stuff. But have visited Penrith on subsequent visits to the north.
How amazing to find a Spanish restaurant in Penrith! It's called Costas (meaning 'coasts'). Not a typical Spanish name for a restaurant.... The window display is cute.
I really enjoyed all the nature phots. What a beautiful area.
Happy T-Day,

Linda Kunsman said...

another wonderful trip you had Chris! Lovely photos and area. Love the steam engine and the darling lambs. You may have splurged a bit with the heavier meal but it looks like you walked it off-so you're even:) Happy T day!

~*~Patty S said...

What a charming and colorful town AND it must have been such a thrill to see and hear and smell the Flying Scotsman.
We Love trains and all that goes with them.
Precious lambs!
Tony looks ready to dig in good sport that he is.
Happy T Day dear Chris oxo

jinxxxygirl said...

Love tagging along on your outings Chris and thanks to your hubby for being so patient to W A i T.... lol Your food looks yummy... I loved the pots on the side of the building.. i may have to do that somewhere...just love that idea... Your walk around the park was beautiful... and the lambs so precious.. Happy happy T day!! Hugs! deb

back2brack said...

Your day trip looks like so much fun! Happy T day!

Divers and Sundry said...

I always feel like I've had a virtual outing when I read your posts :) Such lovely scenery, interesting architecture, and I'd have been happy with either meal. Looks so tasty! Happy T Tuesday!

Let's Art Journal said...

How wonderful to see The Flying Scotsman, amazing! I had fun joining you on your travels too, the daffodils are so beautiful and I loved visiting Penrith :-) . Wishing you a Happy T Day! J :-)
p.s. thanks for your kind comments and wishes on my blog today! J x

Neet said...

Dad used to work for the railway so I especially liked the train/station pictures - but at 3300 a ticket I would have been with you , just watching. Loved all your pictures, love all of your adventures.
Hugs, Neet
(see you at Port Sunny?)

Sandy said...

What wonderful pictures Chris!! I did not know who/what the Flying Scotsman was but now I do. How very delightful!
I am with you kid - I want that sausage roll!!!!!
I really enjoyed your pictures today Chris - keep them coming. I loved every single one.
sandy xx

aussie aNNie said...

Thanks for the lovely journey Chris, yes your hubby looks hungry.xx ♥[aNNie]

Sara Barker said...

Oh, my word, Chris! How I would have loved to visit this lovely place with you! So many fabulous photos! I love the orchard in it's daffodil splendor and those sweet little lambs! Reminds me of where I used to live up north. We had a sheep farm behind our backyard and I loved to go out and watch them. I feel like I've just been on vacation! thank you! Hugs!

Darla said...

I always enjoy tagging along (via pictures) when you take a trip. Such fun to see things and areas that are very different from here at home.