A Castle and a Stone – Part X – MY Scottish Journey

Our final full day in Scotland landed on a Sunday. Perfect. We woke up and my daughter-in-law served up her daily cup of coffee and we prepared for the day. This day was packed with sites and emotions. I hate saying goodbye to my kids. I was relieved and thankful to have been a partContinue reading “A Castle and a Stone – Part X – MY Scottish Journey”

The Beach – Part IX – MY Scottish Journey

We hopped yet another train from Waverley Station, Edinburgh, Scotland. This one was a day trip, just a short distance north-east to the lovely beach town of North Berwick, Scotland. As we alighted the train an excitement met me, face-to-face. I love beach towns. The more quaint, the better. As we walked down the hill,Continue reading “The Beach – Part IX – MY Scottish Journey”

Random Photos – Part VIII – MY Scottish Journey

If it weren’t for my son’s beautiful mind and determination we may not have made this journey to Scotland. He is presently finishing up his Masters program at the University of Edinburgh. Childbearing does pay off eventually. If it weren’t for my kids and their dreams we may very well still be, well, who knowsContinue reading “Random Photos – Part VIII – MY Scottish Journey”

Hogmanay – MY Scottish Journey Part VII

Before we even boarded a plane for Scotland, my son asked if we wanted to join them in the New Years celebration on The Royal Mile – Hogmanay We were clueless as to what that was, but as soon as he said it was walking with torches lit up we were in. He went ahead andContinue reading “Hogmanay – MY Scottish Journey Part VII”

Part VI of MY Scottish Journey

This next leg of our journey takes place just after Christmas when we had a lovely time as a family and partook of a roasted turkey and fixings to accompany it. The next mini trip was, again, challenging to my emotions and body. I am still struggling to understand the emotions of this trip. IContinue reading “Part VI of MY Scottish Journey”

Part V – MY Stone of Destiny

Last year my husband and I came across a movie to stream called “Stone of Destiny“. We were pleasantly surprised. Not only did it star Charlie Cox – aka: Dare Devil, but the plot was based on the true story of Scotland’s Stone of Scone and a few university students who actually stole it fromContinue reading “Part V – MY Stone of Destiny”

Part IV – Food in Scotland

Everybody loves food. I do confess that food is not on the top of my list when I travel. I just want sustenance in order to do and see all I can. I have to say that I did enjoy eating in Scotland. Since we stayed with family, some of our meals were fixed atContinue reading “Part IV – Food in Scotland”

Part III – The Natives – MY Scottish Journey

I’m pretty sure group tours are a great way to see and learn about your trip. Our family, however, have never taken a group tour or preplanned tour (The Great Wall of China was with a group but no one spoke english so it was just a magnificent guided walk). We love to get intoContinue reading “Part III – The Natives – MY Scottish Journey”

My Scottish Journey Part II: Getting There

The last big trip we took was in February of 2005. The same son who is studying now in Scotland was studying in Shanghai, China for a couple of semesters. So why not go to China? Good grief, prior to that we only went as far as our country could reach and a little intoContinue reading “My Scottish Journey Part II: Getting There”