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London 2018

Sunday, 9 Sep 2018 | Views [187]

Greenwich We took a day trip to Greenwich to see the Cutty Sark and Royal Observatory. On my last trip to Greenwich, I discovered the Greenwich Foot Tunnel, that links the Isle of Dogs to Greenwich. It was built to replace the unreliable ... Read more >


Wednesday, 20 Sep 2017 | Views [199]

    We stayed in the small coastal town of San Roque , just outside of Gibraltar. There was not much to see or do, but it was lovely and quiet. Our room at Hotel Las Camelias had a view of the water. It also had a restaurant with ... Read more >

London - part 2

Wednesday, 30 Aug 2017 | Views [262]

Cutty Sark     The Cutty Sark is a British clipper ship. Built in, 1869 she was the fastest clipper on the ocean. Time was money, and she was fast! Her reign died with the onset of steamships. She was sold to a Portuguese company ... Read more >

London - part 1

Sunday, 20 Aug 2017 | Views [472]

Ed's sister, Patsy, and I went to see kd lang at the Jubilee on the 19 th . She spent the night at our house then the next morning gave me a ride to the Red Arrow bus terminal, where I took the bus to Calgary YYC Airport. I was supposed to be on the ... Read more >

London - January 2017

Sunday, 1 Jan 2017 | Views [331]

I arrived in London on 29 December 2016. The plan was to get the kids used to Grandma for a few days before Mommy & Daddy leaving for a well deserved holiday.   We went to Kate's, the neighbor, for New Year's Eve again this year. There ... Read more >


Sunday, 1 Mar 2015 | Views [215]

I caught the 9:07 train from Victoria Station to Brighton. An hour later, there I was at the coast. I headed straight for the Royal Pavilion. Built in 1787 as a sea side retreat for George, Prince of Wales – who later became King George IV. ... Read more >


Saturday, 21 Feb 2015 | Views [194]

I took the express train to York. It took 2 hours. Not sure where to go first, I quickly made up my mind upon exiting the train station and seeing York Minster tower above every other building. It would be very difficult to get lost finding it. The queue ... Read more >

Scotland - Loch Ness

Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | Views [322]

Loch Ness As we were filling the car with petrol the next day, Irene made comment to the attendant about the nicer weather. He told us that Hurricane Bertha had finally moved on. Hurricane Bertha!? No wonder the weather was so windy and rainy! ... Read more >

Scotland - Glenfiddich Distillery

Sunday, 10 Aug 2014 | Views [222]

The next day was very windy and driving rain. We decided it was a good day to tour the distilleries. We started with Glenfiddich, as it was the closest to town.   The Glenfiddich was founded in 1886 by William Grant. He had ... Read more >

Scotland - Perth Highland Games & Cairngorms National Park

Sunday, 10 Aug 2014 | Views [236]

Perth Highland Games   The following day we headed for Perth, and the real highland games. This time the road was a proper road – complete with lines down the middle! Wow! We made the drive in good time and didn't even get lost.... Read more >

Scotland - Tarland Ag Fair

Saturday, 9 Aug 2014 | Views [201]

Tarland Agricultural Fair   Even though Glo had printed off a map and even though Pearl gave us verbal directions to get to Tarland, we got terribly lost. It was supposed to be easy. Turn right at the edge of town, go toward Huntley, ... Read more >

Scotland - Dufftown

Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | Views [257]

We landed in Inverness. The car was rented in Irene's name because we knew that she would become the designated driver after Ed had sampled a few Scotch Whiskeys, which was basically the reason for this trip.   Irene made it very clear ... Read more >


Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | Views [274]

My son has lived in London for 15 years. I have traveled there to visit him at least 8 times, possibly more, I don't know for sure. I have never thought to write about it. I was just visiting my son and his wife. In hind site, it really has been an adventure.... Read more >

Stonehenge and Bath

Friday, 1 Nov 2013 | Views [1440]

Whenever we go to London to visit my son, we like to do a side trip or two. This time, we went to Stonehenge and Bath. We also took in Madame Butterfly at the Coliseum.   STONEHENGE   I had never been to Stonehenge ... Read more >



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