Castle Douglas & Threave Castle

28 April 2016 was my trip in the rain and I mean rain people, it turned to snow later to Threave Castle. I was so proud of myself.  First I have to mention the great night’s sleep and delicious breakfast at my B&B The Douglas House B&B.  It is located in Castle Douglas.  I am …

Edinburgh

  For those you who know me… you know who are… you know my fascination for Scotland.  Edinburgh Castle was by far the highlight of my visit.  I also attended the Beltane Fire Festival and will have a separate post for that! Greyfriars Kirkyard,https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greyfriars_Kirkyard, Holyrood Palace (the Royal Family still comes here), Calton Hill, Arthur’s Seat …

Edinburgh the Capital City

Edinburgh.  The Capital of Scotland.  The Castle is there, tourism at its best, tour buses all over, peddlers with their wares.  I found my hostel that night after a ONE hour circle that I made due to lack of GPS!! People get GPS, figure it out, get some GPS so you can find your resting …

Dinner in Dumfries

These lovely people are my newly adopted family The Mulhearn’s (Tommy is since passed away) :(.  I told them this and they did not disagree with me.  I had the honor of meeting with them when I first arrived in Dumfries.. they were my go to family.  They are family of my dad’s good friend …

Losing my way to Morton Castle in Dumfries!

  Dumfries and Galloway was a two-fold stop. First, to meet the incredible Mulhearn’s.  My dad has a friend, a very good friend who is from Newcastle Upon Tyne, England.  His cousin, Tommy lived in Dumfries and Galloway.  I wanted to go there originally because of my ancestor’s connection to Morton Castle.   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morton_Castle. I arrived …

Sir John Stewart of Bonkyl

I waited for something amazing to happen.. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingsman:_The_Secret_Service.  By the way, I loved that movie… and duh, it was Sunday, not even listed on the door!!! wow, they must have been fighting the bad guys…       Sir John Stewart of Bonkyl.  My Great, great, great, great and the greats go on.. grandfather..  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Stewart_of_Bonkyll.  DNA tested through …

Scotland

Scotland.  You will hear a lot about Scotland.  I suppose the fascination began as a child and manifested into an obsession in my adult years.  Of course, life kinda took over for a while but never, ever did the land of my ancestor leave my heart.  Sure, I am much more than Scottish.  Scottish, Irish …