Travels in Europe

Square of Miracles – Camposanto

The Square of Miracles Back to “square” one!  No pun intended.  We started out day here at the Leaning Tower and took off on an unplanned awesome adventure.  After lunch, we weaved our way back to the Square of Miracles.  Next up, Camposanto.  Here is the website for the Square of Miracles.  https://www.opapisa.it/en/  It is also …

Travels in Europe

Exploring Pisa

Off the Beaten Path After leaving the Medieval Wall behind us, we had seen a chruch that looked interesting.  Chiesa di Santa Caterina d’Alessandria.  We hesitated for a moment, not sure if we could enter and how awesome that we could and we did!  http://www.turismo.pisa.it/it/cultura/dettaglio/Chiesa-di-Santa-Caterina-00002/ There were just a few people inside, more than likely worshippers …

Scotland 2018, Travels in the United Kingdom

Elgin Cathedral

Beautiful, Elgin Cathedral in the town of Elgin in Scotland.  I was not going to go here, but the custodian at Spynie Palace told me about it and well, it really was 10 minutes away from Spynie, so why not?  I am so glad that I did. Why stop the trip now?  After visiting Balvenie …

Scotland 2018, Travels in the United Kingdom

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 …

Scotland 2018, Travels in the United Kingdom

Balvenie Castle

Balvenie Castle Near enough for a day drive from Aberdeen.  I did make it to my B&B and it was a wonderful sleep and delicious breakfast.  Off I went, after Dave parked my car for me the night before… I tell you after this trip, I am so much more confident driving on the left …

Scotland 2018, Travels in the United Kingdom

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 …