The sun was shining brightly again yesterday and so we said, cold wind or not, we are going to Llangollen and the Horseshoe Pass! As you all know Llangollen is one of my favourite places. It is such a pretty little Welsh town and we love it there. We could not let this week pass without sharing one of our most beloved places with Lura and John!
And guess what, they loved it too. Even if it was a bit on the chilly side! There is so much to see in Llangollen. That beautiful river, the rapids, the train station, the architecture, the history, the canal, the acquaduct . . . the list goes on and on. Cold as it was we still treated ourselves to some great Ice Cream in sugar cones. My phone is taking such bad pictures. I don't know what I am doing wrong!
The whole of Denbighshire is such an area of stunning beauty. I think it is one of my favourite counties!
I also love the Horseshoe Pass. The scenery is so stunning. I don't think I have ever been able to get a decent photo of it. I can't even begin to describe how beautiful it is to be up so high and looking down on those gorgeous Welsh valleys.
We didn't waste a lot of time outside the car as it was sooooo cold, but what a view. I think they were both most impressed. Everything is so green to a Californian!
Of course while we were there, we had to have lunch at The Ponderosa Cafe. It's not a fancy place but the food is sure good!
Todd and I each had the chicken dinner. We could not finish it! John had fish and chips. (He has had that everywhere we have gone. I think he must be related to my family. That is a very Villeneuve thing to do!) Lura was very brave and had Steak and Kidney Pie. And she loved it! Brave woman to have that!
As women do, we needed to use the loo. I could hear Lura laughing and laughing. I said, Lura are you okay, and she was laughing so hard she could barely speak. The TOILETS were so cold to sit on, that she was having a fit of giggles because she said it was a miracle that none of it froze! I said it was a miracle that we could go pee at all because everything was in shock after sitting on the thrones. Seriously freezing! I can't begin to explain. BRRRRRR!!!!!
They have a beautiful gift shop up there. Lura found her postcards she wanted to send home and wrote them up.
Todd fails to understand our need to photograph everything. LOL He was eating his lunch and telling me not to take his photo while he was eating. So many giggles.
Last night we were still so stuffed from the dinner we had up there and the ice creams, we just had hot chocolates (I think Lura was still recovering from the cold toilet seat) and toast, and I got to introduce them to this . . .
Inspector George Gently. They both fell in love with it. They love One Foot In The Grave Also.
But seriously girls . . . Martin Shaw . . .
Lock us up Inspector Gently because we are
Yes, John liked it too. In fact I think he wrote down the name of the series because he wants to try to get it in America. So well done.
And that was our day yesterday! Today we are Tea Partying with the girls and the guys are going into Chester to do their man thing!
I wish I was taking better photos to share with you all! We seriously are having a great time and the week is passing far too quickly.
One final thing . . . Book titles. Which one do you like best.
Number 1 option: The English Kitchen: An Anglophile's Love-note to English Cuisine
Number 2 option: The Full English: Classics of English Cooking
Number 3 option: The English Kitchen: Classics of English Cooking (An Anglophile's Lovenote to English Cuisine)
Have a great Thursday! We shall raise a cup to all of you!(And take photos, hopefully!)
Love and hugs,