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Warning: Another Picture heavy Post
For part 1 of the Scotland weekend click here, for MORE SCOTLAND from another trip HERE.
Our Inverness Trip will be a whole other post, lol. So to recap: My friend from New Orleans (USA) came to a conference in England & then stayed 2+ weeks with me. We went adventuring (mostly in Scotland) and knocked some things off her bucket list. And we took about a million photos, some of which are here. This post focuses on day 2 of being in Glasgow, Scotland.
On July 29th we drove my NOLA buddy BACK to Scotland. She as checking into a hotel in Glasgow for the night to catch a red eye flight to London and then back to the US. This was the ending of her 3 week long adventure in the United Kingdom. She really, really loves Scotland and Ireland...not so much England. So this was fitting. Click here to read about some of our adventures - I still have about a thousand pictures to sort and a lot to blog about.
So as sad as I was to see her go, I had a beach trip planned the day after we dropped her off. The English beach wasn't much warmer, but it did give me a break and let me catch up on my sleep.
I already miss her terribly. Saw so many things she would have loved. But maybe next time. Who knows where we will meet up at next? I feel a New Orleans trip coming on...
See you at the airport-
It was sad sending her off. We have been close friends for the last 10 years and she is probably the only one of my buddies who would make the effort to come to #England to visit me. So no pictures of our goodbye, it was just a lot of crying and shit.
We turned around and headed back to England right after. No sight seeing in Glasgow (as I've been like 3 times in 2 weeks) Both she and I were about ill too. We had been in the cold and rain, walking around cities, castles and bogs. #GoodTimes
*WARNING PICTURE HEAVY TRAVEL POST*
Last Friday we took the train from Penrith, Cumbria to Glasgow, Scotland. I have not been to Scotland (other than just over the line) in approx. 6 years. We elected to make 2 or 3 small trips over the rest of July, as I have company from New Orleans in town. She has never been to Scotland, but has seen Ireland and England before, so she understands how just a few miles can be a BIG change in scenery and city life.
I may complain about all the rain and colder temps here, but I do love all the flowers!
Next post on the cathedral and other places we went.
See you at the airport!
It seems like its been another super busy week, but as I pour over my iPhone and Mac pictures, for the week it appears I haven't done shit. I think it would be more accurate to say "I've been busy, but just not doing anything exciting or picture worthy". #FML
Want to see a snap of me cleaning the toilet?
No, me neither.
Here are a few of (the non toilet) related projects I did feel the need to snap photos of:
and Im not sure why there are always o many picture on my iPhone. It's almost like I walk around with it in my hand....
I also log the weather, because I cannot believe how cool it is..
Ok, thats enough of that shit.
I got trains to catch and places to explore this week.
See you at the train station!
There is a reason I named this Blog "Every Day is An Adventure".
I try my best to stay positive and downplay negatives.
I know this sound easy, but sometimes this can save your entire trip. Really.
It's easy to becomes excited over the next "big" adventure when your sitting on your own comfy couch, pouring over glossy travel magazines, but after a 12+hour flight, missing luggage, screaming children, horrible weather and lost reservations it can take the patience of a Buddha to just laugh it off. International travel is an adventure. Period end of sentence. It's not like home, its doesn't smell like home, people don't behave like at home, nor speak like at home and its going to be stressful at times. If this terrifies you, then stay at home.
What do I do and how do I do it? Are the 2 most asked questions, over and over.. Mostly I laugh stuff off and try to not take myself so seriously. I also remind myself that I am representing my Home Land. Believe it or not, but some people have never met an America. *Gasp* Much less a Texan. I've heard everything from "Don't let them know you are an American. They ALL HATE US!" to "Why don't you have an oil well if your from Texas?" * ___ *
So even as I enjoy the culture shock I remind myself that a whole nation will be judged on how I act in the Airport, the cafe, on a bus or faced with a strange and smelly toilet. The term "Pushy Americans" & "Loud Americans" started from something, after all. Remember you have no control over other people or events (or toilets.) You do have control over how YOU respond. Plus no matter how terrible, scary or strange some thing is, it will make a GREAT story when you return home!
So get off the couch and start on that Great Adventure and I will see you at the airport!
I have been hearing about the Organic Mill since last December. People keep asking me if I have been and what I ate there, or if I sampled any of the flours? I hadn't a chance to go in January before we left for the States, so now that we are back we went for tea and a light lunch.
But first we looked around and enjoyed the flowers.
The Organic Mill is located in North Cumbria, England. There were a few people coming and going during our time there, but if you visit during the week it is much less busy. Allow enough time to wander around, see the flowers, tour the mill and chase the chickens, lol. I was glad I had time to eat and explore the grounds, without rushing. I enjoyed it and will visit again soon. I think this will be a regular spot for us to bring guests.
See you at the airport-
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