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Scotland

Scotland 2017
Travels in the United Kingdom

Dunfermline Palace and Abbey

The Palace This is my second visit and I believe it was Paula’s 1st visit to Dunfermline Palace and Abbey. I loved it here, heck I love all the castles, castle ruins, and abbeys, etc. that I have been to in Scotland.   The Royals Many of the Scottish monarchs favored Dunfermline as a residence.  History […]

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Scotland 2017
Travels in the United Kingdom

Rosslyn Chapel

First stop Our first stop after leaving the airport and getting our rental car.  First, a shout out to Paula for driving.  I know I posted driving in the U.K. in previous posts, but this is where I watched and tried to learn.  Paula, I would say was an expert driver, left or right side, […]

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Scotland 2017
Travels in the United Kingdom

Scotland how I have missed you…

I really love Scotland If I have not made it clear in my posts of Scotland, I love Scotland.  Since I was little, Scotland has always been my dream place.  So, in 2016 I went almost a whole month and embraced as much as I could and then realized that I need and I say […]

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Life

Where will you be in a year?

Where will you be in a year? I have asked myself this question so many times in my life.  I kind have coined it as my question or answer when talking with people about my life and what are my plans for it.  Maybe about twenty years ago, I started saying this to myself and […]

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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 […]

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Scotland 2018
Travels in the United Kingdom

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 […]

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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 […]

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England
Scotland 2018
Travels in the United Kingdom

Driving with Sat Nav or Google Maps in the U.K.

This post will be my personal opinion of Sat Nav vs. Google Maps.  Please note that I have only used Google Maps in the United States and in Scotland and a part of England, therefore when I go to Italy and try this out, I hope it is the same great results! This is not […]

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Scotland 2018
Travels in the United Kingdom

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo!  What an event and one that I have wanted to see for quite some time.  It’s not easy getting to Edinburgh in August, planning, vacation request and of course the almighty dollar helps, but I did it this year.  If you have been following my travels, I came to Scotland […]

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