York

The kids said their tearful goodbyes to grandma this morning. Inge has had a very busy house full these past ten days but I think she was very sad to see Lindsay & Casey leave. Chris & I packed one small overnight bag for York and left the rest of our things in Filey. Lindsay swears she’ll get her bag on the plane despite the weight. It weighs a ton!!

We arrived at The Old Vic B & B just before noon and were quickly shown to our rooms. The kids have an early train in the morning so the B & B owner is bringing up some cereal to their room before they go. After settling in, we were off for the 15 minute river walk into the center of York. A little more shopping for Lindsay and we also took in the Jorvik centre which I haven’t been back to in quite a few years. What a great way to see a Viking village and to learn about the archeology of this area.

We enjoyed a wonderful supper at Guy Fawkes Inn. Steak & Ale pie with fresh vegetables and a wee pint of Guinness for yours truly. When in Rome and all that……… Guy Fawkes, who on Nov 5, 1605 tried to burn down Parliament was born on the site of this inn which is not far from the Minster. After supper we trudged back through the Shambles to St Mary’s church where our Ghost Walk began. What a great tour! Our narrator really hammed it up, much to the appreciation of the thirty people who joined us on our walk around York to hear ghost stories.

We retraced our steps to The Old Vic and were back in our rooms by 9:30 pm. Early morning at the train station so we are off to bed.