Travel day today, back through Leeds towards London. We broke up the journey at a place called Rheged – a village in the hill. It has a huge carpark and tour bus area but it was a bit of a mystery as to why. It has an outdoor playground for sunnier days, an indoor one for little kids and a 3d cinema but the rest is just a few shops and a couple of café restaurants. Apparently it is some kind of Cumbrian heritage centre as well but we didn’t see anything like that. Em enjoyed the indoor playroom and since it was pouring rain we had some lunch and drove on. The road winds along the edge of Ullswater which was beautifully scenic and over the Kirkstone Pass with its stunning vistas, to Windemere. We were glad that we went to Buttermere instead as Windemere is quite a large tourist town and is not nearly as picturesque.
Em was asleep so we just had a quick stretch before moving on to our hotel for the night in Leeds. Across the road was a large parkland area with a big playground which Em thoroughly enjoyed before chasing the squirrels back
In one courageous or completely out of our minds crazy leap my husband, our daughter and I have left our current place of residence, packed up our current lives and decided to take off to Europe for three and a half months.
We have no set plans beyond a return ticket in and out of Paris, the first 8 days accommodation and a car lease for the remaining 90 something days. Anyone who knows me laughs at this because I am a planner. I usually travel knowing the day to day itinerary down to the minutest detail including where we might eat and exactly what train we will take. I am attempting ... full info