Sunday, June 14, 2009

Adventures Abroad, Day 3

This morning we slept in. It was a very late night after the beer festival yesterday. We walked into town and got some pastries for breakfast at a local shop. We stopped down a trail by the Tyne River and had ourselves a little breakfast picnic. We had company.

After eating, we checked out of the Dyvels Inn and walked just up the street to the train station to catch the next train to Hexham. It was a short train ride (only one stop) and we arrived. We hired a taxi to take us to our destination, and it's a good thing, because we likely would have never found it tucked away like it is! We're staying at the Hallbank Guest House and again, our room is spacious and lovely.

We spent some time today discovering Hexham and it is a very European-looking town. We visited the Hexham Abbey; the current structure being built in the 12th century. The only bummer today was that we happened to be there at the time they give the underground crypt tour. That is not the bummer. The bummer is that something happened to the light down there and they couldn't give it today. Seriously? I would have been fine with a flashlight.

After the choral evensong service at 6:30pm, which was quite nice, we had dinner at an Indian restaurant, The Valley Connection 301. The food was superb! We even had dessert!


emk said...

wah! I miss England! You guys are doing exactly what we love to do-- just wander around communities rather than concentrating only on major tourist attractions like so many do. It's the best way to explore, and the history is so rich that there are fun discoveries to be had everywhere! Have SO much fun!

lmc said...

I'm lovin' following along on your vacation via the blog! Can't wait to hear more!

Brenna said...

sounds like lots of fun...I love those old churches. after being in England, nothing about America is old anymore!

Emily said...

I'm trying so hard not to be jealous. I'll have to settle for living vicariously.