We think that this 5-day excursion to Wales and Yorkshire was perfect in every way. Well almost. There were a couple of cloudy, drizzly days, but nothing to dampen our spirits or make the countryside any less spectacular.
Even though our group consisted of 14, leaving only two empty seats, the van accommodated us well. We 14 were ages 12 to 80 and hailed from Australia, USA, Canada, and the UK.
We’ve taken similar excursions in the past and feel that a good driver-guide is all important. Russ way exceeds “good”. He is well-read, more than able to discuss UK past and present, and very entertaining. His humor and sunny disposition make for pleasant travel all around. (No doubt his modesty would beg us to stop here.)
He created a comfortable atmosphere in which to get acquainted with one another. During longer periods between stops, he provided a delightful background of musical recordings. He was flexible in regard to our preferences and took the more scenic routes whenever possible. On the last evening together he planned a dinner for us in a spectacular moors setting.
While our destinations were lovely and didn’t disappoint, Russ knew how to make each one much more than just a “place I’ve been”.
Thanks, Rabbies for a great trip!
Teddy & Betty