Red Arrows Style

We stopped off for a mid morning cup of tea before making our way to Doncaster Air Museum We hoped that we would find somewhere for lunch along the way. No opportunities presented themselves and when we arrived at the museum we found that lunch options were limited to snacks and crisps. We passed on the options available and headed into the museum. The museum has an eclectic, but enjoyable collection of exhibits. We were invited to look into a Vulcan cockpit through the entry hatch, although due to Covid-19 restrictions we were not able to climb inside for a closer inspection.

West Park Hotel

Afterwards we called in at a nearby Asda store and purchased a (late) picnic lunch, in my case a cinnamon whirl before continuing our journey to the hotel.  We checked in and found that we had been allocated a wonderful room with a sleeping area, sitting area, dining area and a large bathroom with a separate shower and bath.

West Park Hotel

Whilst we were traveling to Harrogate I noticed that my Fitbit battery level was low. I had forgotten to charge it!! One of the first things I tried to do after checking in was to download a step tracker App to my phone. I located the perfect one for me and then struggled for some time with passwords and technology before I was able to download it. My window of walking opportunity in The Stray had been missed, although I had time to chill out and get changed ready for dinner in the hotel restaurant.

West Park Hotel

I chose a pasta dish which was enormous and much larger than any of the other dishes coming out of the kitchen. After we had finished our meal we got chatting to a couple on a nearby (socially distanced) table. They were local to the area and shared their thoughts on good places to visit, Pateley Bridge being top of the list along with Bettys tea room. The latter was already on our ‘to do’ list.

6 Comments CherryPie on Oct 5th 2020

6 Responses to “Harrogate – Day One”

  1. Ah… Fat Rascals in Betty’s Tea Room? Or is that a bit too obvious and touristy? We enjoyed them.

  2. shabana says:

    dear Cherie thank you so much for kind visits to my post and sweet words ,this is so sweet of you and i want to thank you for this from the bottom of my heart!

    Harrogate sounds great place to visit ,sorry for having less option t the restaurant ,it annoys always to face such issue during visits
    wow your room looks cozy and comfy :)
    i am glad you found favorite food to eat latter :)

  3. The Yum List says:

    Ha ha. That’s a good physical distancing reminder. :-)