Category Archives: Scotland

The long road home.

Edinburgh, United Kingdom No need to discuss my feelings about getting up so early. Our taxi is scheduled for 8:30, which happens to be rush hour around town. Our driver zipped in and out of roads and roundabouts, getting us … Continue reading

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Rainy Monday to wrap up

Edinburgh, United Kingdom Our last day in Edinburgh proved to be a bit of a soggy one, but no worries – we made the best of the day. Popped downstairs for a bit of breakfast, then chatted up some other … Continue reading

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Sunny Sunday

Edinburgh, United Kingdom Yesterday’s rain brought today’s sunshine. It’s a beautiful day. The temps are in the mid 60’s, just a wisp of a breeze and bright blue skies. After breakfast, Sue went over to the Surgeons Hall Museum. It … Continue reading

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Saturday in Edinburgh

Edinburgh, United Kingdom Another sunny morning in Edinburgh, not what was predicted but we’ll take it. Started with a delicious breakfast and lots of fresh squeezed OJ. I’ve been lucky this trip, all the hotels have had fresh squeezed OJ. … Continue reading

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Back to Edinburgh

Edinburgh, United Kingdom Woke up early, but thought I overslept. At 4:30 am it was already light out. Luckily, I have a super power that allows me to roll over and sleep for four more hours. Got ourselves cleaned up … Continue reading

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Day 2 in Glasgow

Glasgow, United Kingdom Woke up to sunshine streaming through the windows and thought it was a dream. The weather folks were correct for a change. Went downstairs for breakfast, not that we were overly hungry after last evening’s dinner.  Lots … Continue reading

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Anniversary Day in Glasgow

Glasgow, United Kingdom Today we are celebrating our 37th anniversary. Where have the years gone? We’re going to start out the day on the Hop on – Hop Off bus. It’s a bit overcast, but no rain is predicted, so … Continue reading

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Off to Glasgow

Glasgow, United Kingdom Up early to clean up and pack for check out. We will be spending the next three nights in Glasgow. It’s hard to believe that the first week is over already. Check out is a matter of waving … Continue reading

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Hop On – Hop Off – Day 2 – Holyroodhouse Palace and New Town.

Edinburgh, United Kingdom Today we’re off to the other end of the Royal Mile to see the other royal attraction – the Palace of Holyroodhouse. It is still used today as the Royal residence and as a tourist attraction when … Continue reading

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Hop On / Hop Off – Day 1 – Hail Britannia!

Edinburgh, United Kingdom Edinburgh has a Hop On – Hop Off bus with three different routes. Our Majestic ticket allowed us to ride them all, plus it provided entrance tickets to the Royal Yacht Britannia, the palace at Holyrood and … Continue reading

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Tour day – Rosslyn Chapel and the Scottish Borders

Edinburgh, United Kingdom Another tour day, this time we are headed south of Edinburgh. Highlights will include the rolling hills of the lowlands, a stop at the inspirational view point of Sir Walter Scott and then ending at Rosslyn Chapel. … Continue reading

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Tour day – St Andrews and beyond

Edinburgh, United Kingdom In case I didn’t mention it, the bed is really comfortable in the apartment. That said, we got another good night’s rest before heading out on our tour this morning. Today we are taking a Rabbie’s Tour … Continue reading

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Checking out the Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh, United Kingdom Another good night’s sleep and we’re ready to go. Today’s schedule includes a tour of the Edinburgh Castle and whatever else we stumble upon. Walked the 100 meters to the tour starting point and met our guide … Continue reading

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We have arrived in Scotland

Edinburgh, United Kingdom We have arrived in Edinburgh. I think I’m already developing a brogue after just a few hours. The flights over were both good, though both were delayed a bit. The flight from Newark to Edinburgh was in … Continue reading

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Let the games begin…

Williamsville, NY Hard to believe but it’s just about time to go. All the planning, reading and listening to bagpipers on You Tube will hopefully make for a great trip. We’re heading to Scotland for a couple of weeks, basing … Continue reading

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