22.10.2012 16 °C
This morning we got up at 7:00AM and had a picnic breakfast in our hotel room. We drove to the local Park and Ride and took the bus into York. This saved us lots of time and money trying to park in the city. The people here are so friendly. While I was looking at a city map at the Park and Ride, a man came over to me and gave me a brochure of the city and asked me where I wanted to go. When I told him, he marked it on the brochure map and gave me instructions on how to get there. This happened to us a couple of times later in the day as well. The first place we went to was the Railway Museum. We spent a good 3 hours there looking at all the old trains and locomotives they have there. They have the train that was used in the Harry Potter movies there as well. Neil has a real interest in trains and enjoyed looking at them all and taking lots of pictures. After this we wandered into the old part of town and walked along the narrow old streets and just enjoyed being there in the sunshine. There were lots of people on the streets everywhere because it is Saturday. Neil and I took lots of pictures of the narrow crooked streets with the buildings leaning this way and that. I went to the Viking museum as Neil relaxed at Starbucks with a latte. Learned lots about how the Vikings lived here before the year 1000AD. They unearthed an old settlement right in the downtown area and had artifacts from it in the museum there. We also saw a coach with 2 white horses, near the cathedral, carrying a bride and groom. They got out near where we were standing so I got a good look at them. The bride was wearing a beautiful strapless dress of garnet red with sparkles on the bodice and the bridesmaids were in gold dresses. The groom was in standard issue tux. A good day.