Thursday, September 08, 2011

Roadtrip...

Playlist
Various - The Party Bus Vol 1
Various - The Party Bus Vol 2
The Script - The Script
The Script - Science and Faith
Alice Cooper - Welcome 2 My Nightmare
Yes - Fly From Here
Various - From Disco to Zumba

Up early and down to the petrol station to fill the tank...

Back home, bags into the car and off with Annie to my mum's to pick up Pam...

Tears all round as we said our goodbyes around 8:30am...

I'd planned the route so that we spent minimal time on motorways and it seemed to work well...

Pam spent some time snoozing in the back seat and also enjoyed the music...

I'd planned a couple of stops each after two hours of driving...

The first was at the picturesque town of Corbridge...

We enjoyed hot drinks and a good laugh in a wee cafe filled almost entirely by young mums and their babies...



After another two hour drive...



...we stopped for lunch at the Chequers Inn...





...in the even more picturesque village of Ledsham...

At first we sat outside...



But the weather turned...



..and we moved inside...



Once again, some laughs and a frankly slap up lunch was enjoyed - no dinner required...



A third leg stretching stop was planned but, with Pam snoozing, we drove on...



...and arrived at Hemel just before six...



Calls, texts and e-mails to family and chums followed along with checking times for the train to London tomorrow...

Pam retired for a well earned sleep...

And was up again a couple of hours later for some TV...

Off to bed, big day tomorrow...

Highlight of the Day : Roadtrip...

2 comments:

Ali said...

Hi David, just catching up - wanted you to know we are thinking about you all. x

CBQ said...

Thanks Ali - means a lot to us - hope to see you soon x