After our pleasant and bonny time in Edinburgh Glenn and I boarded the train for Durham to visit more family members.
Matt and Sapna have visited us in Lubbock, here seen in 2015, and so it was time to come to them.
We stayed at a quaint little inn, the Kingslodge Inn, which was comfy and well maintained, with a nice pub and dining area.
The lovely and peaceful river:
A few views on walkabout:
We all met up to visit the outdoor museum village of Beamish, which recreates past times in England, from the bucolic views of farms to a 1930's street scene fit for a BBC production.
Here are Izzy, Holly, Nicola, Chris, and Matt as we prepare for our tour.
And here's Sapna with little Priya.
Glenn, Matt, and I had a walk through Durham Cathedral (built 1093-1133, and the shrine of St. Cuthbert), actually one of my favorites in terms of feeling light, open, and welcoming. I especially loved the geometric designs on the columns.
All in all a lovely visit.
And Matt knows where to find the best scones.