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Travels in the United Kingdom

Travels throughout the United Kingdom.. Scotland, England and Ireland.

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Making my way to Dublin…

Ireland Ireland envokes the visions of the Emerald Isle, St. Patrick, leprechauns and four-leaf clovers. I can answer one of these thus far, it is an Emerald Isle. So green it was while flying over the isle, beautiful water in the Irish Sea as we approached Dublin Airport. The weather was perfect and for me, […]

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Scotland 2017
Travels in the United Kingdom

The battle of Falkirk…

Falkirk On a quiet Sunday morning, we drove to Falkirk.  Sunday was a day for places I wanted to go and for places, Paula wanted to go.  It was a great thing when traveling with someone on the same page as you, compromise comes easy.  Falkirk is one of the many, many places I wanted […]

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Scotland 2017
Travels in the United Kingdom

National Wallace Monument and visiting the incredible… Kelpies

The National Wallace Monument After we left Doune Castle, we stopped at the National Wallace Monument. I have been here once and remember the incredible trek up to the top and what a view it was when I did make it there.  This time I had a buddy to trek to the top and take some […]

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Scotland 2017
Travels in the United Kingdom

The beautiful Doune Castle… where have I seen this before?

Our journey from Lochleven to Doune Castle We journeyed over the really incredible Queensferry Crossing What a sight to see and it was still so new at the time.  We drove over this bridge a lot during our trip. Doune Castle If I were to just ask my friends or family, not many would know about […]

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Scotland 2017
Travels in the United Kingdom

Taking the boat the Lochleven Castle

  Lochleven Castle   This is the castle that held Mary, Queen of Scots prisoner and where there was a “jailbreak” and she escaped under the cover of night.  Read here to learn about Mary and her prison.  With all the ancestry research that I do, both Mary and her jailer William Douglas of Lochleven, so […]

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Scotland 2017

Outlander Fan? Falkland is the place to visit

Outlander!  The book series is just the thing we women need to solidify our crushes on incredibly handsome, strong, virile highlander men!  Oh my!  Well, just so you know, Falkland is not in Outlander, but it is used as a backdrop for the TV series.  Paula is a HUGE Outlander fan! After leaving St. Andrews, […]

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Scotland 2017
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A quick stop in St. Andrews

St. Andrews Golf Course This day would turn out to be quite the busy day!  A quick trip to St. Andrews Golf Course and off to the next destination.  For any golfer, this is one of the coveted golf courses to play.  I am NOT a golfer, however I can understand, I get this way when […]

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Scotland 2017
Travels in the United Kingdom

A Palace, a Castle in a rock and sunny day

The old and the new Holyrood.  A working palace, a palace of old and new, well mostly old but the current (new) monarchy use this Palace when in Scotland.  It is truly a beautiful Palace.  The history, like all the castles and palaces in Scotland, are simply incredible to me, either ruin or ones that […]

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Scotland 2017
Travels in the United Kingdom

Have you been to Calton Hill?

I have been to Calton Hill.  Went there at the end of April 2016 for the incredible Beltane Fire Festival !  It was so cold that night, but totally worth all the frozen toes, I really thought I was dressed warm, ha! the cold air from Scotland fooled the Southern California girl and it was at […]

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