Spynie Palace…. Palace of my ancestors

Spynie Palace.  Upon entering I approached the custodian of the Palace for the day, who was a Stewart like me for information on visiting the site.  He filled me on some cool details about the Stewarts and much more. Spynie Palace  It was pretty cool to stand where my ancestor built something so cool and …

Dunnottar Castle

Dunnottar Castle was incredible.  I have to say, incredible!  Read a little on the history.  https://www.dunnottarcastle.co.uk/  https://www.dunnottarcastle.co.uk/2018/03/17/origins-of-dunnottar-castle/  I drove there from Ryton, near Newcastle Upon Tyne. It was a long drive, but it was nice.  I was able to hone my skills on the “stick shift” car on the left side of the road with a …

Driving with Sat Nav or Google Maps

This post will be my personal opinion of Sat Nav vs. Google Maps.  Please note that I have only used Google Maps in the United States and in Scotland and a part of England, therefore when I go to Italy and try this out, I hope it is the same great results! This is not …

Newcastle Upon Tyne

Well, after my three days in Edinburgh, it was time to pick up the rental car and do some mileage towards Newcastle Upon Tyne.  I have posted about Newcastle in my 2016 trip, but this time, I was driving, with a Sat Nav and Google Maps.  Here goes my test theory on which one was …

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo!  What an event and one that I have wanted to see for quite some time.  It’s not easy getting to Edinburgh in August, planning, vacation request and of course the almighty dollar helps, but I did it this year.  If you have been following my travels, I came to Scotland …

St. Andrews

St. Andrews.  Apparently Prince William attended University here and met Kate Middleton!  I wonder if they hung out where I was staying.  I stayed at the Agnes Blackadder Hall.  There were all sorts of different groups there!.  Our group was mostly there, the Stewart Society.  There were little golfers, big golfers and students.  I am …