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”

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”

The Journey Begins Part I My Scottish Journey

I have always had a love for  Scotland. I think it began deep inside from my ancestors, I’m convinced of that, or I choose to believe that. My mother’s grandfather came from Paisley, Scotland when he was a young boy. I never knew him but the few times she mentioned him it was always inContinue reading “The Journey Begins Part I My Scottish Journey”

A Hard Road to Travel – Happy Chinese New Year

It was late January of 2005.  Our family was grieving the loss of our daughter.  Her memorial was on the 17th of January (you can read our loss journey here –  Darkest Day).  A dear friend looked at us and said, “Don’t you dare cancel your trip to China or I will drive you thereContinue reading “A Hard Road to Travel – Happy Chinese New Year”