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September 27, 2018 - Driving to Manchester

A wasted day but relaxing and comfortable. We got to the Manchester Airport, much more relaxing then LHR.

Just past Helmsley on the A170

Just past Helmsley on the A170


Fall color between Helmsley and Thirsk

Fall color between Helmsley and Thirsk

September 27, 2018 — Day 24 (Thursday)

Up bright and early, down to breakfast and then finished packing. Ed paid the bill and loaded the car and we were off. Some clouds, but a mostly sunny trip to the Manchester Airport. We found the Car Rental Village and turned in our trusty little Mercedes with its leaky tires. We walked to the shuttle area and I called our hotel to discover shuttles don’t run between noon and three o’clock . . . oops. They cheerfully offered to arrange a driver for us and he appeared in less than ten minutes.

*****


Driving from Helmsley to Manchester

Driving from Helmsley to Manchester

Thirsk

Thirsk

On the way from Thirsk to Leeds

On the way from Thirsk to Leeds

On the way from Leeds to Manchester

On the way from Leeds to Manchester

Returning our rented Mercedes with the leaky tire

Returning our rented Mercedes with the leaky tire

We were soon at our hotel and they checked us in early except we’re in the basement with no view. The bathroom door doesn’t close completely but we have a restaurant reservation and a shuttle booked to the airport in the morning and the room is clean and comfortable.

We had lunch in the bar and I checked into our flight on my phone. Dinner is at 6:00 PM and we must waste the afternoon. Will be glad to get the flight over . We’ll miss seeing Peg when we land but I’m sure she’s enjoying her vacation in Vermont at this time of year. There will be a lot of Fall color in Vermont right now.

Leisurely afternoon doing nothing and a decent but mediocre dinner in the hotel restaurant. Last day . . . last day.

Posted by Beausoleil 15:21 Archived in United Kingdom

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Nice scenery on your drive :) I like 'decent but mediocre' as a description of your dinner - it seems like you want to criticise but are being too polite

by ToonSarah

Hi Sarah. The dinner was okay but not memorable. I wouldn't criticize it but I wouldn't recommend it either. We were hungry and it filled the bill. The hotel was very pleasant and amazingly quiet that near the airport.

by Beausoleil

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