Historic York

After Manchester and Liverpool we boarded the train for our final destination – York.  We’d heard great things about the city prior to the trip so had high expectations.  Thankfully, it lived up to them!  We walked from the train station through a cute park & neighborhood to an adorable B&B.  After checking in, getting the low down from our host and dropping our bags we headed off for a walk and lunch.  After walking ’round and ’round we ended up at a super cute cafe just down the road from our B&B.  It had outdoor picnic tables so we sat with Lacey and enjoyed some delicious food & good people watching.  The street was absolutely adorable with a flower shop, cafe, grocer, kitchen shop, Italian bistro (with delicious gelato!) and other small shops.  After lunch we stopped off to try some of the gelato and got caught in rain walking back.

The florist shop just across the road from the cafe

The florist shop just across the road from the cafe

Patio area at the B&B

Patio area at the B&B

Our B&B

Our B&B

Not even rain will keep us from enjoying our gelato!

Not even rain will keep us from enjoying our gelato!

During our 2 days in York we walked the Roman Walls, visited the National Railway Museum, attended Evensong at the York Minster, enjoyed pints & conversation with a local in a colorful pub, ate delicious street food at the market, wandered the Shambles (an old Medieval road) and attended a local production of Footloose.

Old Roman Walls - you can walk almost the entire perimeter

Old Roman Walls – you can walk almost the entire perimeter

The walls

The walls

The Shambles - Street dating back to 1400s where butchers had their shops

The Shambles – Street dating back to 1400s where butchers had their shops

National Railway Museum with several carriages of Royal Family including Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and Queen Elizabeth to name a few

National Railway Museum with several carriages of Royal Family including Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and Queen Elizabeth to name a few

Look at the poster :-)

Look at the poster :-)

Drinking pints among mounted animal heads

Drinking pints among mounted animal heads

The Market - found a great Turkish chicken wrap here!

The Market – found a great Turkish chicken wrap here!

York Minster

York Minster

Clifford's Tower

Clifford’s Tower

Footloose & fancy free

Footloose & fancy free

Sunset over the river

Sunset over the river

After 5 full days of travel, we caught an early morning train back home.  Now its 2 weeks at work until 5 days in Paris and Brussels (this time without the pup)!

Yep, sometimes I get my own seat on the train

Yep, sometimes I get my own seat on the train

Travel is exhausting!

Travel is exhausting!