A GLORIOUS WEEKEND AWAY
24th March 2018
We were woke up to drizzle, but that didn’t bother us. The forecast said it was going to be sunny and warmer. Meeting at the Hassop Station Cafe.
It was very busy with a run and a bike ride for all those LYCRA fanatics. 23 cars set off at 10am. Burton & Lesley were going to meet us at the Garden Centre as Lesley wasn’t feeling too well.
Now we had blue skies’ PERFECT.
Things went fine, no one got lost, following the route which Trevor had planned, things did go a bit ARAF (that means slow in Welsh) in Congleton, the through traffic was very very busy.
The group were all split up but everybody arrived at the Bridgemere Garden World for our coffee break. With everybody fed and watered (only a snack, we had to leave room for our evening meal) we were back on the road for the last leg of our journey. Still no sign of B & L.
Fortunately a few miles down the route they did join us. Now we were all back together.
The last part of the journey was up the Horse shoe Pass just outside Llangollen, it went up and up until you got to the PONDEROSA CAFE it felt like we were on top of the world. A photo shoot was in order, some of the group stayed for a coffee, others made their way to the White Waters Hotel.
Our room was very nice, a bed large enough for 4 (we didn’t share) The meal was excellent, the lamb shanks were enormous, they must breed very large lambs in Wales. Afterwards just chilling out with the group, then off to bed for another early start next morning.
A very cool and frosty start, but the forecast was good. Trevor ordered the sun, and sure enough he got what he ordered. Blue skies and it went up to 12deg.
We made our way through Corwen, Llandrillo wending our way to Llangynog, there we did a U turn in the car park and did the same rout back. What a brilliant bit of road, it was fantastic. 7 miles of MX pleasure. We hadn’t done that road before so we found it exhilarating. I did manage to get a picture of Mount Snowden. Then back to Bala, skirting around the edge of Afon Tryweryn Lake, making our way towards Ffestiniog. We have done this road before, once again I just shut my eyes and let my Trevor do the boy racer thing (it makes him happy) Finishing our run at Betwys-y-Coed we all did our own thing. Some of the group said there goodbye’s others had a wonder.
Getting back for our evening meal, once again it was very enjoyable.
With 2 bottles of wine FREE on every table, to say sorry for not having hot water (due to a boiler failure ) Apparently John had his fare share of the wine who kept them all entertained with his stories.
After our full English breakfast we all said our goodbye’s to make our way home.
Thank you so much to Trevor & Trish for all they did to make it a FANTASTIC weekend away
Thank you from all