Scotland 2018 Travels in the United Kingdom

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 …

Scotland 2018 Travels in the United Kingdom

Fife Folk Museum/Falkland Palace

03/08/18 Not traditional American way of dating, but out of the US, it seems to be the norm.  I thought I would try it.  After Lindores we headed to Fife Folk Museum for a lovely tea and a look around the Museum.  We had a lovely tour guide, Katie and driver.. for the life of …

Scotland 2018 Travels in the United Kingdom

Lindores Abbey Distillery

What a great day!  The Stewart Society is having their annual gathering and I am part of the festivities this year!  Our first adventure was on Friday, the 3rd of August.  We went to three places.  This post is on the Lindores Abbey Distillery. We were on a tour bus, so it was awesome not …

Scotland 2018 Travels in the United Kingdom

I am here! Back to my beloved Scotland

This trip to Scotland is shorter than the last two I took and with as much effort as possible, written about in real time!  I am here.  Long and I mean long travel day started on the 1st and ended about 21:00 here at the Agnes Blackadder Hall.  https://ace.st-andrews.ac.uk/accommodation/agnes-blackadder-hall/. I started out in Long Beach at …

Travels in the United States Washington D.C. 2016

Maryland/Washington D.C

MARCH FOR SCIENCE!!!! Climate change is real!  OMG I could not wait to go to the March for Science in 2017 and express myself.  https://www.marchforscience.com/   My son, my youngest, went with me.  He coincidentally has friends in Maryland, so at least he had a great time hanging out with his friends in Maryland for the first …

Guam 2016 Travels in the United States

Life in Guam…

Spending time with my kids was the best thing about Guam, but by far, it is very very beautiful.  Japanese and Korean tourists frequent Guam because of the distance and one of their sayings is.. Where America’s Day begins.  The average temp that I remember was about 75 each day.. give or take.  The humidity …

Guam 2016 Travels in the United States

Beautiful Guam… the island surrounded by endless ocean…

Hafa Adai.  One phrase that I heard used throughout Guam.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guam .  One of the tropical islands that is a US Territory.  I don’t like that word.  I believe it should be a state and have all the rights that states do.  I won’t turn this political, but if you ever visit Guam or Puerto Rico, …

England Travels in the United Kingdom

Newcastle Upon Tyne/Bamburgh Castle/Alnwick Castle

Newcastle Upon Tyne.  For the Americans that scratch their heads and say Tyne huh? Tyne is the river that runs through Newcastle.  It was once a coal mining town and where my dad’s best friend was born.  My new family picked me up at the train station and I knew who they were right away!!! …

Scotland 2016 Travels in the United Kingdom

Iona… The Inner Hebrides jewel of spiritual retreats…

Iona.  Iona Abbey.   To be on this tiny island that my ancestors were buried was surreal.  There is so much history and it is so beautiful.  It was quite an adventure to get there.  I left Drumnadrochit via bus to Oban. Taking the ferry from Oban to Mull and then to Iona.  The ferry ride …