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 …

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

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 …

The 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.  …

Sir John Stewart of Bonkyl

I waited for something amazing to happen.. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingsman:_The_Secret_Service.  By the way, I loved that movie… and duh, it was Sunday, not even listed on the door!!! wow, they must have been fighting the bad guys…       Sir John Stewart of Bonkyl.  My Great, great, great, great and the greats go on.. grandfather..  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Stewart_of_Bonkyll.  DNA tested through …