Long drive today from London to Gretna, Scotland. Wow-just to see SCOTLAND on the travel sign. It was really something. The landscape is beautiful. Rolling green hills and sheep everywhere! There are many service stations on the travel route. Once we got out of London (which is a terrible rats nest of roads and nothing runs straight), it was much easier. Arne did all the London driving and got us well onto M1. I was able to drive the rest of the way, continuing on the M6 to our B + B.
The B + B is called Barrasgate House and it's very nice. The kids are in bunks and we're all in the same room with an attached sunroom. Private bathroom as well. Our hosts are very quiet and let Jon and Nicole play with their dogs for a few minutes.
Tomorrow we head to Glasgow and hopefully Airdrie. Goodnight everyone. We miss Canada but we're so happy to be here.
We have been thinking of going to Europe for a while. We knew it would be expensive but waiting another year or two wouldn't make it more afordable. And the kids are at the age were they will remember the trip.
So, here we go! ... full info