After our brief stop at the Braveheart statue Mark took us along the cobbled, hilly and bumpy streets of Stirling into the downtown shopping district. I had about enough of Shepherd's Pie and after three consecutive week's away from American junk food Gail and I both agreed on poisoning ourselves at Burger King. We both ordered Whopper's and giant-sized Cokes. We spent so much time waiting in line then sitting down to fully enjoy our shots of cholesterol that we had no time to explore this fascinating area of town. All too quickly we met up with the rest of our group and headed-up this street (King Street) to meet up with Mark and the bus.
Day Nine (On to Edinburgh) July 21st 2006 I made the mistake of watching the morning TV news. The weather report promised more record high temperatures all over Europe. Luckily for us Scotland's record high temps would only reach the upper 80's instead of the near 100's further South. Oddly enough as we started loading up on to the bus it was actually a bit nippy outside.
Today's itinerary sounded like another winner to me: We woul ... 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 thirty-five 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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