We almost didn't want to leave the warm confines of this pub. We were tired, cold and still a little hungry, but the tour beckoned. At this point I thought we'd go about another hour at the most then get to our shopping. Little did I know there was so much more to see. While we sat inside we saw Kate come in and get a handful of Christmas stocking caps. Guess what I thought?
Day One of the Great Edinburgh Expedition December 24th 2009 Flying over to Scotland was a breeze. Actually there was a definite lack of a breeze as the Gulf Stream seemed to have disappeared. El Niño was wreaking havoc with weather patterns both in the States and throughout Europe. Our pilot advised us shortly after takeoff that the flight would be at least an hour longer than normal because the usual Gulf Stream tailwind was absent. It hard ... read more
Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Midlothian » Edinburgh Great Britain, the dominant industrial and maritime power of the 19th century, played a leading role in developing parliamentary democracy and in advancing literature and science. At its zenith, the British Empire stretched over one-fourth of the ear... ... read more
My wife and I met forty years ago when we both worked for the airlines. We got out of the business when deregulation "ruined" it. Now she takes me with her students on her educational trips abroad.
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