Today was our trip to the Isle of Skye – something we were both really looking forward to. Skye is an outer island off the northwestern shore of Scotland and very far, even from Inverness, so we had a long day ahead of us. Continue reading Isle of Skye
Cameron and I did set an alarm this morning but when it went off we had a mumbled conversation about how dumb alarms are and then went back to sleep. The house has large shutters that close over the windows, and curtains over that, and since it was so cold we were bundled up so it was nice and warm and dark. Plus it was a Monday an no one ever wants to get up on Monday’s. Continue reading Road Trip!
We woke up an hour early this morning thanks to an alarm malfunction and since we couldn’t get back to sleep we had a bit more time for showers and packing up. We had a great breakfast – best one so far – at our Edinburgh hotel, and it included haggis! This time it was not deep- fried, or in sausage form but just crumbled, and it was delicious. Breakfast also included cheese and meats like a real English breakfast, so other than the fact that we had to rush off to the train, it was awesome. Continue reading Mum’s Day
Got to sleep in a little this morning and the jet lag improved slightly so we were fairly refreshed when we headed out for the York rail station. In less than 24 hours we had learned quite a lot about York public transport so we were able to catch a quick bus and made it to the station with 20+ minutes to spare. Which was great since it turned out I printed the wrong tickets and had to bust it back to the ticket kiosk for a redo. Continue reading Welcome to Scotland!
Well, sad to report that jet lag reared its ugly head last night. Both of us woke up around 1am and took nearly 2 hours to fall back asleep. Since we’d stayed up late hoping to avoid just this situation we really wound up short-changed on rest and dragged our sleepy butts out of bed on Friday AM. Continue reading Train Day!
We started off our second day in England by sleeping. A lot. We woke up around noon – totally missed the free breakfast. And as much as I was sorry to lose so much time in our hotel we really needed that sleep. Continue reading London, part deux (the reckoning)
So Day 1 was really mostly hanging out at home and doing last-minute laundry and packing. Cam’s folks very kindly came and took us to the airport around 3:30pm and the joy began! Continue reading UK 2016! Day 1. And 2.
It’s been a crazy fall and I can’t believe it’s almost November already! We’ve been very busy: moving, redoing floors, selling houses, Oktoberfest, conferences. My brother Bobby recently got engaged to a lovely lady, Nicole – congrats guys! And we miss Greg and Erika up in Boston but we still get to see Mike, Bea, and the nephews, most recently for the Canes opening night.
Lots still to come this year!
Cameron, Nala, and I headed outta town for a way-overdue vacation recently. It was pretty low-key: we headed up to Canada to visit with family and hang out at the cottage. Highlights from said vacation are included below and big thanks to Cathi and Jenny, Mary, Peggy, Lisa and Mike, and my grandma for hosting and/or visiting with us!