Sunday, February 22, 2009

There's a Friary Time for Everything

The girls were out of school the last half of this week for mid-term break, so we took advantage of the time that all of our activites were canceled and took a couple of day trips.

Saturday, we started the day with a family coffee (see post below) and then headed up into the countryside about an hour away. Our first stop was a friary. I have no idea what the name of it is or much of the history. All I know is that one part of it used to be a Norman castle. Then it became a Friary that was used by several groups.

This was our first "real" thing to go do/see as far as history and the girls really loved it.
The back side of the friary

The top as you're walking up to it

One of the things I really loved about this place was that other than no glass in the windows and no roof, it was really well in tact so you got amazing views like this, where you can see into several rooms at once.

Seth up on the 2nd floor. To his left you can see the 2nd floor fireplace

The beautiful countryside. The clouds were constantly moving, so the landscape was forever changing and the light was amazing.

One little princess

Our other little princess

Pillars inside the friary
We had planned the whole day out, with several things to see. We probably spent an hour wandering around here, exploring, taking pictures, the girls running around the grass. As we were getting in the car to head to the next venue, Hannah said, "Ok, I'm ready to go home."
"But, Hannah, we've got lots of other things to see, including a BIG castle!"
"I don't want to see anything else!!"
Well, we still went and saw, and the girls had a really great time. Stay tuned for at least one more post from the day.

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