snapshot: edinburgh

DSC_0247We thoroughly enjoyed Edinburgh (catch up on details) and could easily have extended our stay. Someday, when it’s a bit less congested, we’ll go back. The Royal Mile was hopping with street artists and merchants and tourists in town for the Royal Military Tattoo at the castle, Fringe Festival or the international Music Festival, any of which would be reason enough to visit. Continue reading snapshot: edinburgh

retread#35: edinburgh

Our second day in Scotland with Danny was almost as enjoyable as our first. I say “almost” only because it was damp and rainy and we were no longer in the Highlands. We had another great day, regardless. Once again, Danny fetched us at the pier bright and early; this morning, kilt hose pulled high against the damp. For all its charm the Scot’s attire is altogether functional. ;=)
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retread #35

For two weeks this past summer, the Hubs and I adventured abroad to celebrate our 35th anniversary. Yes, we’d celebrated in Cuba in the spring but that was an adventure of another sort, eh? We expected this trip to be less stressful and more enjoyable. We were not disappointed.

The Hubs selected our itinerary almost two years in advance. Starting with a few days in Amsterdam, we sailed on Celebrity’s Silhouette to Scotland (2 ports), Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland (2 ports), England, and Belgium. With few exceptions, we reserved private tours through personal contacts or Tours by Locals. It was a wonderful whirlwind. My only regret is that I neglected to document such a lovely trip. I have resolved to rectify! I welcome you to journey along as we retread #35 anniversary travels.

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