Monday, April 2, 2012

Weekend at the Lakes

This weekend Dan and I went with some friends for a quick trip to the Lake District in England. It's a popular vacation spot and is only 2 hours away. With the weather getting nicer, it seemed like a perfect time to check it out.

We stayed in Bowness on Windermere, which is a cute little town right on the water. After walking around town for a while, we caught a boat that took us 30 minutes up the lake to Ambleside. It was a bit colder than it had been the rest of the week, but it was still beautiful.

Once in Ambleside we found a walking path that took us right by a bunch of baby lambs. So cute!

There were a bunch of nice waterfalls just outside of town too.

The next day we drove to a different lake to do some more exploring. We went to Beatrix Potter's house, which was actually pretty interesting. I loved all of her books when I was a kid, so it was cool learning more about her.

We stopped in a little town called Hawkshead and stumbled upon an amazing cafe. Look at these cakes!

We took a scenic drive up the mountains and were rewarded with spectacular views. We even found a field full of Highland cows and calves. Seriously, have you seen anything cuter?

To finish our trip, we had a nice pub lunch at a place that was established in 1496!! No, that is not a typo. This pub is only 4 years younger than Columbus' discovery of the New World. Crazy!

Another great weekend in the UK!


  1. The recurring theme seems to revolve around babies and food of all types...hummmmmm

  2. You and Dan coordinate outfits alot :)