We travel to see different places and experience different sporting events. Summers in Scotland feature Highland Games. Originally, Highland Games were actually military exercises. Now, the Highland Games are community type festivals to celebrate Scottish heritage and competition. We headed toward Lochearnhead for their Highland Games. The games were held in an open field that must also double as a cow pasture as there were warnings for E.coli. There were a few tents set up like you would find at an arts festival here. We spoke with several of the locals. When they found out we were from the U.S., … Continue reading A Wee Bit of the Highland Games
After St. Andrews, we drove down to Edinburgh. Although numerous people have referred to it to Edinboro. So I don’t know. But what I do know, is that the city has some amazing history. The skyline is dominated by Edinburgh … Continue reading Ediburgh or Edinboro?
The first full day began with the fire alarm going off in the hotel. Most people’s first reaction would by “Oh no! A fire.” Mine? “Oh no! She’s awake.” As frequent readers will note, when Jen is awake, everyone is … Continue reading The Home of Golf
It is always a bit daunting when faced with an entire day of travel which includes a red eye. We left Miami a little before 10 PM on a 8 and 1/2 hour flight. We flew Aer Lingus, an Irish airline. Here are our quick hits: 1. Yes, the airplane cabin decor is various shades of green. Which matched the color of the ocean waters. They were a green that I would expect to see in the Caribbean. 2. Great airline. Roomy seats even in economy that actually recline back. 3. Jen’s seat had a wet spot. Perhaps the prior … Continue reading Getting There: Miami to Dublin
After our little prop plane ride to Glasgow, I wanted to see where my great grandparents had lived when they were married. We rented a car and decided to try and find the addresses. Here’s our adventure…. 1. This was … Continue reading I am driving on the right side of the road…no the left, right!
Every year, the NCAA hosts the March Madness tournament. Inviting 68 teams to participate in a playoff to determine the National Champion. For universities like Duke, Kansas and Kentucky, it is an annual right of passage. However, there are approximately … Continue reading March Madness – St. Bonaventure Edition – Getting There
In the past 4 years Jen and I have traveled to Philadelphia, New Jersey, Pittsburgh, Utah, San Francisco, Sedona and Phoenix Arizona, South Dakota, Chicago, Rio de Janeiro, Hawaii and we are now planning a trip to Scotland. People often … Continue reading Paying for Vacation