The rain passed this Sunday afternoon and we decided to get out of the house a little bit. Today was the last day of our car that we rented to get the family around. We loaded up the kids scooters and headed over to Finchale Priory. I had not been there, only the kids and Beth. (See more about it in Field Trip Friday Post #7 here).
The Priory was established in the 13th century as a place of retreat along the River Wear. The monks founded it upon a retired pirate’s hermitage. Monks and retired pirates…now that’s quite a combination.
Beth and I walked around and took pictures while the kids played Pirates, Lord of the Rings, and a dozen other games of imagination. I decided that if I ever record an album, this will be where we go to do the cover photo shoot. Just to clarify, no, I’m not a musician and won’t be recording an album. I think you can see why.