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Published: October 5th 2018
England’s Lake District in Cumbria is the stuff of legend: Wordsworth was inspired to write the arguably most famous poem in the English language after strolling the hills of daffodils, and Beatrix Potter painted and wrote of its flora and fauna. We had great plans to explore the hills and vales ourselves, but got rained out. No matter, we’ve had great fun, and a fabulous townhouse in Kendal as our Cumbrian home.
The best of our photos came from the (driest) afternoon of our arrival, but they truly don’t do the countryside justice. We were oohing and aahing at every turn, and it was hard to keep one‘s eyes on the road. Our progress into the heart of the district was slow, as we constantly pulled over to photograph and take it all in. Cumbria has made me fall in love with England all over again, and I predict a return visit....
The little towns and villages are storybook charming, perched as they are along the shores of the long, lovely lakes. We probably enjoyed Windermere the most, not the least because we discovered a fabulous Italian cafe and staff, including cute twin waiters who flirted just like, well,
Italians. It didn’t hurt that the custom-baked Lasagne Bolonese was about the best I’ve ever tasted - so good, in fact that I ordered an additional portion to take home for supper. It was a two-lasagne kind of day.
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