One of the advantages of being slightly older than one used to be is the entitlement to and ownership of a free bus pass, which means one can travel where one wants to (within reason) at no cost - no driving, no parking fees, no worries. Yesterday Rog and I had a day out in Bath, about an hours bus ride away from home. We took advantage of the weather, it being forecast as probably the best day of the week, and we were very lucky, after the early morning mist cleared away it was a bright and sunny day, and almost warm in the sunshine - although still pretty cold in the shade. Bath is a beautiful city and well worth a visit, although it is generally quite busy with tourists, even on a cold February day.
We had a leisurely mooch around the Abbey, the Roman Baths (although we didn't go in as it was a bit pricy), the new shopping centre which was very sympathetically designed and built, and down to the river. By this time it was approaching half past lunch time so we enjoyed a really lovely lunch in a pub called "Sam Wellers" in a back street right near to the centre of town, good traditional pub food, an excellent barman, no TV or fruit machines, no loud music and only the odd few tourists. Another mooch around a few more shops and then back home on the bus.
What a great way to spend a day.