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Monday, August 28, 2017

Day 4: The World of Beatrix Potter

Xiaoqin was still jet-lagged, not to mentioned exhausted by Boen's inability to sleep before midnight, so when the kids woke up, I took them to breakfast and brought them to Bowness-on-Windermere to visit The World of Beatrix Potter.
This was a museum where scenes from the books have been reproduced in great detail. For a rainy day, this was a great place to take them. We easily spent 3 hours here, as there was an outdoors garden as well.
After that, I brought them back to Ambleside, and we had lunch at the bakery. I never got tired of savory pies in England. I wish American bakeries did more savory pies. And this time, since the Bridge House was open, we got a chance to go in! (It's part of the National Trust, so admission was free)
Across the road was the Armitt Museum/Gallery/Library. We paid a visit since it had a good exhibit on Beatrix Potter herself, not just the books. It also had a surprising number of toys for children.

Then we went to Grasmere, where Xiaoqin and I took turns visiting the Dove cottage while Boen slept and Bowen drew.

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