This week we had the pleasure of hosting Ron's parents, as we showed them our new home for the first time. We had a week packed full of cool things to see and do together, starting as soon as they they arrived! We spent the Easter weekend touring around Newcastle and Tynemouth, and we also took them to some of our favorite local restaurants including The Broad Chare and The Forth (for Sunday Roast)!
Next we were off to Edinburgh to see the Edinburgh castle and Holyrood Palace, where Her Majesty the Queen lives during her trips to Scotland.
We were then off to the ancient Hadrian's Wall, which spans England west to east. The wall was built by the Romans starting in AD 122 to mark the northern frontier of the empire and keep out invaders from Scotland - so of course as a history buff, Ron loved it! We took a 6-mile hike west from the ruins of Housesteads Fort all the way to Milecastle, stopping to see the stunning views and castle fort remains along the way.
Finally, we spent our last day exploring the beautiful, historic city of York. We visited the York Castle, the Castle Museum, the Shambles neighborhood, and the York Minster cathedral. For afternoon tea, we treated ourselves to a very posh meal at the famous Betty's Tearoom. Ron wasn't much of a fan of this, but I certainly felt like royalty!
Ron & Andee
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