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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 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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Gretel is alive and well! Spotlight on P.J. Brackston

Hi all! Long time no see! Today I have a special treat–a full-on spotlight of an author who is outstanding, in my personal opinion. We have an interview AND a book review–a twofer! I would like to introduce you to … Continue reading

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On my own in Klamath Falls

I had a grand experience this past week. For the first time in my life, I went on a traveling, overnight adventure all on my own. I still can’t believe I’d never done this before. Although I love to travel … Continue reading

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