We had a trip out on Friday - not quite what we planned…first we headed to Hutton in the Forest - we visited there some time ago and loved it! Hmm! When we got there we found that although the gardens were open - paying was by using the honesty box, the house and tea rooms were closed.
Not to worry - The Rheged Centre wasn't far away and I had a map! There was a little matter of the smaller villages not being on the map and the signposts were in need of a clean or repair - When we started going back on ourselves we decided that Penrith might be a better bet!
We had intended going into the town centre for lunch but when we saw Booths decided that as we have often stopped for coffee there we would try for a lunch!!!! We should have taken a look around at the number of people there before ordering!!!
The couple beside us had arrived just before us - after sitting for around 20 minutes someone came to tell them that what the man had ordered was now not available!
We struck up a conversation and swapped names of places to visit with Grandchildren and eventually our meals arrived at the same time.
We headed into Penrith and I called to Penrith Crafts, bought a couple of things and had a wander around the town before heading back to the caravan!
Aha! but we didn't! Hubby pulled into Tebay Services and we headed to the cafe!
I am joining Bluebeard and Elizabeth for T Stands For Tuesday…
The cakes were being replenished!
On the first island there were baskets of bread and a bowl of soup
An Americano for me and a Mocha for hubby - we shared the raspberry and pistachio tart.
There were only a few folk in and none in the section where we were!
The views from the windows on the Southbound side are wonderful!(just a slight reflection problem!)
We watched as Martins(or Swallows) flew across the pond and up into the eaves to nests.You may just catch sight of one here.
After coffee we had a look around the shop area before going to the farm shop.
The teas and coffee area also had Hot Chocolate powders.
We bought some veg and a courgette and lime cake which was delicious!
It really was a good ending to the day!
Thanks for looking, Chris