The first Hounslow U3A holiday was such a success the next one is already being talked about. A jolly group set off in high spirits for The Queen's Hotel in Eastbourne.
On our first full day the rain was torrential as the nine of us boarded the coach for a day in Brighton. Some chose to escape the rain by visiting the Royal Pavilion some made for the Lanes while one hardy soul went for a walk. On the way back to the hotel we stopped at Beachy Head, but the wind was too strong to walk about.
The following day we had free time in Eastbourne and people just did what they wanted. Some people visited the lifeboat station some went shopping and all of us went for a ride on the open top bus which did a circular tour of Eastbourne via a now calmer Beachy Head.
Hastings and Rye were the venues for the following day. The old part of Hastings proved popular with its quirky shops, old houses and narrow winding streets. We ran out of time to explore Rye properly. Maybe, another holiday.
The Queen's is a huge hotel with large bedrooms and massive function rooms and dining rooms. There was entertainment every night followed by bingo and a varied menu including vegetarian and vegan options.
The holiday from 28 September to 3 October was brilliantly organised by Sue A and Eileen M who are putting their heads together to find the next holiday venue.
Several people decided at the last minute that they would like to join us, but they couldn't be fitted in. So, if you want a place on the next trip book early.