Back to the land of pubs!

LOCATION: Housesitting in Herefordshire, England – in the west

WEATHER: Mostly sunny. High 60

Since we are farther north and we are entering the summer months, the days are getting much longer. I awoke at 5:15 to bright sunshine and to the quacking of Canada geese flying around our pond.

We explored the estate. We are in a cottage next to the main house. Our cottage has a conservatory entrance, and I trimmed up the geraniums.

The main house was built in the 1700s, and has a lot of character.

It is situated on a beautiful pond

We hiked in to the town center – about 15 minutes. The town, Ross-On-Wye, has a population of about 10,000, so there is everything we need here. For this assignment, we don’t have a car, so we will be walking more (which is good), and will take the bus for a few day trips. Today, our goal was just to see a bit of the town and to grab a lunch at a pub. We spotted about five pubs, and tried out the first one today. Very reasonably priced – for about $9, we each had a beer and shared a baked potato with chili stuffing.

Then, we took the dogs for a walk through farmland behind us, up into the woods. The bluebells are blooming and are beautiful.

Back home, both the dogs and George had a rest.

DINNER: We had a quiche Lorraine that the homeowners had left us along with a salad. It will be time to do some grocery shopping soon.

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