This year we stayed close to Beamish museum rather than closer to Newcastle and so of course we decided to spend a day at Beamish museum! It’s a “living history” type museum with late 1800s / early 1900s theming of actual buildings either already on site, or re-located; there’s a couple of villages, a steam engine, coal mine, and more.
A photo in the hotel in York led us to a trip to Brimham Rocks for a beautiful walk among huge boulders, with fabulous Yorkshire Dales views!
We diverted to Bok Tower Gardens on our way home today, touring the gardens, the Pinewood Estate home, and visiting the tower too. The gardens are quite spectacular, on par with some of the great English country home gardens – though rather warmer weather! It’s a shame you can’t get close to or up the tower, but with my high zoom camera I captured much of the detail in it …
This weekend is our second visit to the Don Cesar “pink” hotel in St Pete Beach; the beach sand there is so very soft and powdery, and the hotel is pretty good too. On this visit we also discovered that their Martina Grille dining is very special – especially the “reveal” dessert which we had twice!
Here’s some pictures of the hotel and beach: