Ancestors…

Anyone who knows me knows I just adore my children and my grandchildren. They are my life.  However, my “hobby”, my passion for research takes me to my genealogy research.  Most people have heard of this new “hobby” people are embarking on. I have to give credit where credit is due.  To my sweet father-in-law …

The battle of Falkirk…

Falkirk On a quiet Sunday morning, we drove to Falkirk.  Sunday was a day for places I wanted to go and for places, Paula wanted to go.  It was a great thing when traveling with someone on the same page as you, compromise comes easy.  Falkirk is one of the many, many places I wanted …

Have you heard of 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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Historic Dunfermline Palace and Abbey

Dunfermline The home to Dunfermline Palace and Abbey.  It is managed by Historic Scotland.  A palace that was once home to some of my ancestors.  This is what I learned about Dunfermline Palace and Abbey.  Read about the Palace and Abbey here It is a ruin.  A Royal Scottish Palace.  It is next to the Abbey.  …