Well, here we are. Last day. One note to interject before we proceed. Yesterday Cam and I talked it over and decided to check out of the Cameron House a day early. It’s extremely expensive, nearly £100 more per night than any of our other hotels, and it’s 30-40 minutes from Glasgow. Which means that in order to get our rental car back and make our 7:30am flight we’d have to wake up at what is, by my math, too damn early. So we informed the Cameron
House (they were very nice and let us out of our third day without a penalty) and then proceeded to book with the Holiday Inn Glasgow Airport. Continue reading The Last Day. Sad Face.
We got to sleep in a bit this morning and then hit the road around 10am. We don’t have any specific plans for these two days outside Glasgow, though we do have some things we wanted to get done:
- Visit the McFarlane Heritage Center in Tarbet,
- Visit the Balmaha Boatyard which is run by some McFarlane’s, and
- We wanted to tour the area some and see one or two of the many castles in the area.
Continue reading Loch Lomond Road Trippin’
Got up early again this morning to make an 8:45am train. We did another breakfast at Culloden House and did a bit better ordering this time – I had scrambled eggs with black pudding and a croissant. I figured this was just about the perfect European breakfast and the best place to have it. Continue reading Travel Day to Glasgow
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!
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.