Some of the nice gates put there for the public along the way.
Joe carrying both our backpacks!
The next day after breakfast we had to check out. I had a walk I had found on a website already planned for on the way home. It started in a village only a few miles up the road. I was very excited for this walk as it was short (2 miles) and had an intriguing description: "A loop to the north of Todenham, crossing pastoral countryside. There are medieval relics to see such as Lower Ditchford and Ditchford Frary villages as well as the visible furrows in the fields. There is also a ford on this stretch but don't fear, there is a bridge over to the west. Parking is just down the hill a couple of hundred yards southwest of the village hall." What's not to love about that? We were still pretty worn out from the day before so a 2 mile walk would be perfect to stretch our legs and I couldn't wait to see the medieval relics!
We got home early afternoon on Monday from the weekend and basically turned into vegetables for the rest of the day. Me especially of course. In fact Tuesday was something of a lost day too Joe even admitted he was tired on Tuesday too. However he always looks at exercise as a good thing and the harder the better. I wanted the pretty scenery and the exercise was sort of a necessary evil. I never dreamed that hiking like that could take so much out of you. I remember the hike that my nieces and cousins went on in Montana a couple of years ago that just about killed them. I was supposed to go with them and had realized at the last minute that it was just going to be too much for me. Thank goodness! I understand more now, and their hike was much harder than our walks were!
Well, I have to run. I am supposed to cut the grass again before we go! This will be my 3rd time! Joe has no choice when he can't get it done on the weekend. Last time I left a big triangle uncut in the backyard. I don't know how I did it, but I'll never live it down.