The senior citizens annual outing started at 9.30 am on Tuesday 6th June on the wettest day of the season, after all the previous good weather it had to break, and it had to be that day. As usual the atmosphere in the bus was nice and cheery and all were determined not to let the rain spoil their day. I think the heavens opened when we were going over the Forth Bridge as we could hardly see the new one. Soon with a very careful driver and a comfortable bus we were well on our way.
We stopped at Carfraemill Hotel, where we all enjoyed coffee and scones etc., butter and. homemade jam were on the table and were enjoyed by all. A truly lovely place to stop.
Back on the bus for the remaining journey to Kelso where it was still raining. With waterproof coats on, deciding not to let rain get in our way, some of us went into the Abbey where we got an audio guide. It was quite fun listening to the history and all about the monks of long ago. How nice it would have been to sit in the garden and soak in the atmosphere of the Abbey and learn all about it. However, maybe another day.
Exploring Kelso itself did not take very long, but we were getting back on the bus at 2.30p.m. anyway. I had spied an ice cream shop when I first stepped off the bus, so to finish off my visit to Kelso I had to have an ice cream, which I must say was delicious.
Homeward bound. We did not stop till we reached Perth and the Mustard Seed. As we all had ordered previously from the superb menu, the meals were served quickly with a very friendly and cheerful staff.
Everyone enjoyed their main course with refreshing bottles of water on the table, but the best had yet to come, yes, lemon meringue pie!! Coffee to follow.
I am sure we all forgot about the rainy day as we all finished off with a beautiful meal.
Thanks to Eileen, Margaret and the rest of the committee for organizing a great day out. I know I enjoyed myself.