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 …

National Wallace Monument and visiting the incredible… Kelpies

The National Wallace Monument After we left Doune Castle, we stopped at the National Wallace Monument. I have been here once and remember the incredible trek up to the top and what a view it was when I did make it there.  This time I had a buddy to trek to the top and take some …

The beautiful Doune Castle… where have I seen this before?

Our journey from Lochleven to Doune Castle We journeyed over the really incredible Queensferry Crossing What a sight to see and it was still so new at the time.  We drove over this bridge a lot during our trip. Doune Castle If I were to just ask my friends or family, not many would know about …

Taking the Inca Rail back to Cusco…

Taking Inca Rail After hiking Machu Picchu and *the almost top of* Wayna Picchu, as discussed in my last Peru post, we headed back to the Hostel.  We did take time out for a massage which was worth the pit stop sore muscles and all.  All and all, the trip to Machu Picchu and all …

Taking the boat the Lochleven Castle

  Lochleven Castle   This is the castle that held Mary, Queen of Scots prisoner and where there was a “jailbreak” and she escaped under the cover of night.  Read here to learn about Mary and her prison.  With all the ancestry research that I do, both Mary and her jailer William Douglas of Lochleven, so …

So you want to climb Wayna Picchu? Are you sure? Just checking.

Wayna Picchu the Mountain Let’s talk mountains. Wayna Picchu is a mountain. It is not a hill, nor a hike, it is a mountain climb. Talk about a challenge! For many, it is a challenge in their personal lives to hike this incredible experience and accomplish this mountain. For some, like myself and my friend …

Outlander Fan? Falkland is the place to visit

Outlander!  The book series is just the thing we women need to solidify our crushes on incredibly handsome, strong, virile highlander men!  Oh my!  Well, just so you know, Falkland is not in Outlander, but it is used as a backdrop for the TV series.  Paula is a HUGE Outlander fan! After leaving St. Andrews, …

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 …

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, …