Saturday, October 13, 2007

Beans for Breakfast

We started the day with a long walk up a long hill to the center of Penzance. We were headed for a traditional English breakfast at Wetherspoon's, a local pub. A fried egg, bacon (more Canadian-style than American strips), a sausage, a grilled tomato, a grilled mushroom and baked beans and there you have it. Pretty balanced, actually, with protein, veg and, well, fat! Couldn't do it every morning but it was a treat this morning. We ended the day with more traditional English food -- Indian. We walked to Taj, a really nice Indian restaurant with excellent food -- and brought enough home for dinner tomorrow. In between breakfast and dinner, we visited Trevarno Manor, home of the National Gardening Museum, Vintage Soap Museum and 70 acres of beautiful grounds and woodlands. Things are still blooming here -- fuchsias, hydrangeas, honeysuckle, roses -- though the biggest blooming season is past. Some of the leaves are starting to turn and I got a good picture of a beautiful little lake and Victorian boathouse and a lovely red tree. I promise when I get home, I'll go back and put pictures on all my posts. Please keep reading and let me hear from you.

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