We started at 1:00pm yesterday at Christies with around 9 of us. The group got bigger as the day went on. Unfortunately Dan wasn't feeling well, so he had to sit this one out.
My friend Tracy came prepared and brought a bag full of Santa hats for us to wear. Many of the hats were from foreign countries and said Merry Christmas in the native language. Mine said "Key West." Not so foreign, but it did have a margarita on the end!
PUB 1: Christies
|The pub crawl gang|
PUB 3: Hales Bar
|Sinderfella: Adult Filthy Pantomime|
PUB 4: The Old Bell Tavern
Three half-pints in and I was starting to feel it. I needed to pace myself, so I sat this round out.
PUB 5: The Fat Badger
On our way to the 6th pub we stopped to take some pictures in the Harrogate picture frame. I love this thing. It's right in the middle of the town square. It was built this year to be a "living post card" from Harrogate to be displayed at the Harrogate Flower Show in April. They moved it to the town square when the exhibit was over.
By 4:30 we were all starting to get a little hungry. We stopped at Banyon for a light dinner and another half-pint. I was too busy stuffing myself with cheesy garlic breadsticks to take any pictures inside.
PUB 10: Muckles
And here's where I crapped out. I was still having a great time and was feeling fine, but it was already past 6:30pm and I had been going since 1:00. And, Dan and I had a skype date with our good friends Joey and Tati set for 7 and I didn't want to miss that.
While I can't say that I completed the 12 Pubs of Christmas Crawl, I had a fantastic time for the first 10 pubs. It was really a fun group of people and a great set of pubs. I hope this becomes an annual tradition!