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Entries in Scotland (29)


Why Scotland?

In a recent blog post we had a few comments that asked the same question:

...BTW, why Scotland?

I was wondering the same thing......why did you pick Scotland to put down roots for 6 months???

 I also want to know, why Scotland? What is it about Scotland that has drawn you there?

So we thought we'd answer the question. To put it simply -- we had to get the hell out of Dodge. Dodge being

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Rainy with a chance of... well, more rain

Umbrella.  Check.

Raincoat.  Check.

Wellies.  Check.

I'm ready for the week!


Loch Ness Monster* Sighting

Last night before bed, Ella said she'd like to see the fog on Loch Ness in the morning. I don't know where the hell she got the idea.

This morning I woke up in a very warm bed and debated as I looked out the window at the drizzle and fog, and then over at my sleeping daughter. Is she serious? Should I wake her? Damn, the bed is warm.

No sooner had I whispered her name, than

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Lessons On The Isle Of Skye

Updated on Sunday, November 15, 2009 at 12:56AM by Registered CommenterBob & Brenna Redpath

Here's what we've learned: When traveling in Scotland, every chance you get - book a room in a pub. The pub should have a fireplace if possible. If they serve a good fish & chips or beef & ale pie, all the better. In Portree, Isle Of Skye, we spent a couple of nights in a cozy little pub with rooms above, and we met a group of very funny guys from Norway and Scotland around the fire. We've got a plan to hook up in Glasgow with our new friend, Billy, for the Celtic Connection music festival in January.

And: When you're hiking the Quiraing, and you think you've found a secluded place to

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Can't Blog Long, I'm Driving

We were on the lookout for the Loch Ness monster all afternoon today -- so far no "Nessy"...

We're driving around Inverness heading to tonight's B&B, near Loch Ness, only a little lost right now. Thank God for onboard navigation and cell phones and laptops and mobile wireless connections... Who needs a map? Gotta go -- we're heading out of Inverness now and losing our mobile wireless.