Guam 2016, Travels in the United States

Guam 2016 Part 2

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

Guam October/November 2016

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

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.  http://www.welcometoiona.com/iona-activities/ It was quite the adventure to get there.  I left Drumnadrochit via bus to Oban. Taking the ferry from Oban to Mull and then to Iona.  The ferry …

Scotland 2016, Travels in the United Kingdom

Divach Falls or Dhivach Falls/ Drumnadrochit

It was a cool morning of the 17th of May when I ventured out in search of the falls.  Dhivach Falls.  Later in the day, I found out that I spent an extra hour going the “long” way to find these beautiful falls.  Oh well!  I had discovered I did that a lot.  My north …

Scotland 2016, Travels in the United Kingdom

Can you say Drumnadrochit? Where was Nessie? Hiding in Loch Ness?

Drumnadrochit It’s Gaelic for sure.  As are most of the names of towns and villages and such I believe in Scotland.  🙂  Loch Ness and Nessie all of it so wonderful yes?  Urquhart Castle.  So beautiful.  I arrived there via bus in the morning and heading up the road to my hostel.  I stopped at …

Scotland 2016, Travels in the United Kingdom

Inverness

Inverness.  The capital of the Highlands.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inverness The  beautiful River Ness runs through it.  I arrived here after the Isle of Lewis and was going to be going to a Highland Games event at Gordon Castle.  The Highland Games are traditionally in spring and summer.  I was able to take a bus from Inverness and …

Scotland 2016, Travels in the United Kingdom

Callanish Standing Stones

The Callanish Standing Stones.  Then name envokes mystery.  A place I have longed to see.  It is located on the Isle of Lewis.  I  arrived on Lewis via Harris that all started on a ferry.  https://sacredsites.com/europe/scotland/callanish_stones_isle_of_lewis.html It did not take too long to get from Skye to Lewis on the bus.  I was looking forward to …

Scotland 2016, Travels in the United Kingdom

Touring Skye in 8 hours!

The Isle of Skye Just the name sounds heavenly.  Driving over the bridge to Skye is a wonder to see.  I have to admit, this trip in 2016, my photos were either tons or few and on Skye, it was hit or miss.  I have mentioned that I had to use a tablet because the …