It was Mick's birthday on Friday. He took a day off work and Eleanor and Jacob both had days off too. We hadn't planned to do much, perhaps a meal out at some point in the day as I haven't done very much for ages now owing to my bad back, but it seems to be getting easier at last so we made a last minute decision on Friday morning to head off to the Yorkshire Dales.
There's a field in Burnsall which is used as a car park and it's situated right by the river so we decided we'd park the car there and just enjoy the peace and quiet.
It was a little chilly when we arrived and there was a little bit of mist still hanging around but that soon burned itself off once the sunshine arrived.
It was much cooler than it has been just lately, which I'm glad about. I did still manage to catch the sun on my face though. It seems I only have to look at the sun and it burns me.
Archie had a lovely time splashing around in the river and then managed to find a spot to lie down in the shade of the car parked next to us.
Afterwards, we went for a little wander around Grassington. It was quite late in the day by then and most of the shops close at 4pm, so we didn't stay long, not that we would have done anyway as my back was beginning to complain. By the time we got home we couldn't be bothered going out to eat so we ordered a take away.
I often find that these unplanned days out turn out much better than those which are planned. We all had a lovely day.