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Published: September 22nd 2011
The morning started with included breakfast at The Landmark Hotel just outside of Dundee. Their dining area consists of a completely glassed in area that gives a view of a miniature onsite hedge maze and the upper portion of a couple of hundred year old building onsite that has no plaque or sign to show its significance. After breakfast we packed up, jumped into the little red car and hit the superhighway to Glasgow Airport. Driving down the Canadian equivalent to the 401, we came up upon a tractor in the slow lane and a right hand turn lane for an adjoining road. All was good until we got right up to the Airport and the British lady in the gps starting bitching at me again for not taking the right road once we were off the highway. After a u-turn in a service lot and a couple of more turns she stopped bitching and we saw the Holiday Inn ahead. Once we were parked we thought we’d look for the return area at the airport for the rental car. A 2 minute walk later and we realized if we turned left instead of right into the hotel we would have been right there. Our check-in time was not until 14:00 so we relaxed in the lounge and got caught up on geocache logging, emails, and yesterday’s blog with free wifi. At 13:00 we checked and our room was ready so we unloaded our luggage and went to take our little car back. Our choice was to legally turn right and head god knows where or go 10’ up a one-way to get to the car-park for the rental place. Obviously we headed upstream a bit, and of course there was a pedestrian, an oncoming car and a construction worker there all trying to correct my aberrant behaviour as I tried to exit the Holiday Inn car-park before the lift gate hit us in the ass. We made it, no dents, back to the rental guys and we said good-bye to our cute little red car. It was a Kia cee’d 3 diesel, whatever that means. It got incredible mileage, handled crazy corners like a champ and had a decent ride. We went about 600 miles on about L60.00 of fuel at L1.46/litre. Now, as our holiday comes to an end, we are eating our stash of free food given out at the hotels, drinking the wine and whiskey we bought here to keep our luggage weight low, and watching crappy tv. We would definitely recommend purchasing or renting a gps if you’re planning on driving in a foreign country. The street signs here are almost impossible to see while navigating at 30 mph. With the gps, even if you miss your turn it’s not the end of the world, just keep listening to the turns and eventually you’ll get where you need to be, albeit probably not by the easiest route. .....Just had fish and chips. Sitting back with a wine and relaxing.
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