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Our last day in Scotland–farewell, but not forever

EDINBURGH We left our “castle” early, because we had a lot to see in very little time.    Our plan was to get as close to Edinburgh Castle as we could, then drop the car in a NCP (National Car … Continue reading

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Day 6: Around the Inverness Area

INVERNESS – STIRLING CASTLE/FALKIRK WHEEL/THE KELPIES Interesting—the cigarette stink was gone by morning. The de-humidifiers probably helped. Our host here was probably the most gregarious of the three we had encountered. He got a big kick out of the fact … Continue reading

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Day 5: A day on Lewis

STORNOWAY STANDING STONES/WAR MEMORIAL TOWER/LEWS CASTLE/INVERNESS I’m happy to report that I slept quite well, given the circumstances. Meaning—doesn’t anyone use just blankets and bedspreads anymore? These duvets—it’s either sweat or freeze. Last night was workable though, because Paul had … Continue reading

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Scotland, Day 3

LOCH LOMOND/BALLACHULISH/ULLAPOOL Up early—I might have gotten a little bit of sleep, but not much—and over to the airport for coffee. We then had breakfast in another area of the airport. This is where we discovered that Jack Daniels sells … Continue reading

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Scotland Day Two – Glasgow, Pollok House, Glengoyne Distillery

Next day—up and at ‘em. Fortunately my headache was gone—and I was not about to allow it to return. Paul suggested that we stop somewhere on our way to the first place on our list – Pollok House. As to … Continue reading

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Our Scotland Odyssey: Day 1

Here’s a bit of fun: take two otherwise reasonable people, make them stay awake for thirty hours, and deprive them of caffeine. Then stick them in a car with all the controls on the opposite side of what they’re used … Continue reading

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Interview with Frank Ruffolo, author

  Hello all–happy to have you visit. You’re here on a very good day, for I have with me none other than Frank A. Ruffolo, an author with many and varied talents. I started reading Frank’s books a year or … Continue reading

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