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 …

The train to Machu Picchu

Inca Rail The boarding process was pretty simple, but keep in mind, you should buy your ticket ahead of time and at the Cusco airport you have to provide your emailed copy with your PASSPORT, people the passport is a big deal here.  Can’t do really anything without it.  Keep it safe.  Anyhow, after you …

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 …