Where in the World is Jenna Jaxon? (Part 8)

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Sorry this post is so late, but have been so busy getting to and enjoying my stay in the Lake District.

Train service is great in England, but you have to take a lot of trains sometimes. I had to change trains 3 times to get to Kendal, then missed the connection at Oxenholm and had to wait an hour for the next one.

When I finally got to the town of Kendal I needed lunch, but there was literally nothing near the station. I had to hoof it up and down hills, with three pieces of luggage, and finally found a gluten-free option: Subway. Just a bit different in England, but still delicious. They didn’t have GF bread, so I got a salad. As someone once said, Hunger is the best sauce!

Caught a taxi out to my guest house, The Gateway, which was about 2 miles outside of town. Beautiful former manor house that’s now a B & B with a fabulous restaurant. After an exhausting day and a gourmet meal of lamb cutlets, I crashed in a very comfy bed.



Next morning I had signed up to take the High Adventure tour of the Lake District. It was an all day tour with many stops to get out and take pictures. Beautiful country, with roads that were basically one lane wide. Very tricky maneuvering when other cars came along.






My third day there I had originally planned a train trip to Gretna Green, however, it would have meant taking innumerable taxis once I got there, and I was pretty tired still from the tour. So I took the day instead to write on my Christmas novella, It Happened at Christmas, and got it all done but the last chapter! Also had two great meals at The Gateway and did some writing outside in the English countryside.


That was more than inspiring. I plan to dedicate the story to the staff at the Gateway who were so helpful and took such good care of me!

The following morning, I packed up and headed out for the next stop on my world-wind tour of England. But that’s a story for another day. 🙂



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3 Responses to Where in the World is Jenna Jaxon? (Part 8)

  1. Quite the adventure you’re having. A lifetime of memories in the making. Keep having fun!


  2. Sandy says:

    My daughter and I rented a beautiful little sports car when we were in the Lake District one Christmas. Beautiful area, even in the winter, but not much fun to drive through those super narrow paths they call streets, and hope I didn’t meet another car.

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