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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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Day 4: Finally, off to the main reason for this trip

LEWIS/DUN EISTEAN So here we are in Stornoway, on the Isle of Lewis. BEST. DAY. EVER!! Earlier in the day, we got up early to ensure our place in the car line for the ferry. But first—breakfast. Traditional Scottish one—OJ, … 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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Presenting: Armando Minutoli – Author, Screenwriter, and all-around Good Guy

(Is this thing on…?) Hello? I hope I still have an audience. I’ve made the faux pas of not blogging regularly, so I know my readers have gone off to look at pictures of cute kitties and people falling into their … Continue reading

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Day 11: Another visit with the ancients: Athens and the Acropolis

10/21 Got into the port of Piraeus about 7am or a little earlier. It was cloudy, and had been raining, but the precip had passed by the time we were up and about. Paul didn’t sleep well because he’s caught … Continue reading

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