MY "ADVENTURES N ENGLAND & SCoTLAND" PRE-TRIPPY REPORT; AUGUST 2014
(Edinburgh Castle - one of the many places I will be visiting)
It's me - Kris and it's about that time again that I begin my ever ticking off of the things I wanna see and do off my bucket list -
("Me up and about on the island of Oahu on day two via the "Grand Circle Island Tour Honolulu" tour in Oct 2011)
England and Scotland was just a callin my name.:upsidedow
So, with a nod to a wonderful tour company called CIE-Tours, I have decided to head off across the pond via their, "8 day English & Scottish Discovery" adventure with the highlights IMO being London, Stratford & Beatles Liverpool,
and will be also seeing
the Cotswolds, followed by Edinburgh Castle & Loch Ness to name a few.
Never been to this side of the pond but am lookin' forward to it.
gotta run for now and boogy back on over to my Dec 29th Rose Bowl adventure. :drinking1
(going to Napa Valley as well)
Gonna be fun!!
Be back soon -
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I don't want to spoil your fun but Scotland's part of Great Britain. Have a wonderful time!
*** THAT BRINGS uP A GOOD POINT.... ***
That's what I get for quickly blogging!!:lmao:
Thank u for the kind remark as I have made the correction.
*** IT'S NOW OFFiCAIL **
......just booked it!!:woohoo:
The fun begins August 10th.........
but with a twist.popcorn::
Part of the adventure includes watching the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the castle Esplanade of Edinburgh Castle.:goodvibes
More details coming up -
The most important thing to know about The Royal Mile in Edinburgh.....Start at the top, by Edinburgh Castle and walk down. Many people start at the opposite end and try to walk up. That's not fun. I loved Edinburgh. But I think I liked York more. There is a lot to see/do in Edinburgh. You'll have a great time.
My friend went shortly after I had visited. (1999) She called to let me know she had seen Prince Charles at Edinburgh Castle that day. She had wondered if he was actually better looking in person than he appeared on TV and in magazines. She was sorry to report that he was indeed, NOT any better looking.
Not to be picky but that picture is not Edinburgh Castle. It is probably Holyrood House at the other end of the Royal Mile. Edinburgh Castle sits on the top of a large rock.
Since you are going to be in Edinburgh during the Royal Military Tattoo, I highly suggest you go. It was excellent! And the PP isr right that is not the Castle.
Also, why is on the CB and not the trip reports board? :confused3 Actually, why are all of your trips reports on the CB? I thought there was a board for that? Anyway, have fun in England and Scotland.
** WE HAVE AN UNeXPECTED VISITOR IN OUR MIDST **
The Royal Mile eh? Didn't know that. A huge thank you for pointing that out as yes - this will be my very first adventure into Scotland.:goodvibes
You will see very quickly that yes - I will be filled with lots of questions.
My Mother went there a long time ago and that's where 'that picture' of Edinburgh Castle came from. More on that in a few minutes.:rolleyes1
HA!! 2 FUNNY!!:rotfl2: Makes ya wonder who I might bump into.
And speaking of that,
I already have a friend I met on my DCL adventure (January 2012) who has kindly agreed to meet me on over in the London part of this 9-day CIE TOURS "Best of Britain" vacation.:yay:
(I will also be a first time visitor into London)popcorn::
OOPSIE!!! Here is WHY I am glad you pointed that out to me.
Looks like my Mother was telling me a "fish story" ;)when she visiting there along her way to seeing Lockerbie during the downing of that plane.
Some of the things she was saying was that she had a hard time understanding their accents (and we are from Texas....me?? have an accent??? NEVER!! :rotfl:)
that the weather was very tempermental; always changing (I forgot what time of the year she went). She had fun but........
I can tell that yup, she forgot to properly ID her pics!!:headache:
Ah well - looks like I am going to have to change that.:goodvibes
Holyrood House eh?? Thank you for this info as I can tell I am going to be spending some time on this internet looking up these points of interest & no doubt other things that are bound to pop up.:goodvibes
Cuz overall, I have chosen this 9-day trek into Great Britain for historical reasons (Strattford-upon Avon, Edingburgh Castle, etc) as well as hey.....ya can't forget the Lake District and Beatles Liverpool (day 5 of this tour).
Okokokokokok....... COOL PIC of the castle!!:thumbsup2
To all - thank you very very very much for all the input as yes, I do welcome suggestions (as we go along here) as one of my biggest pet peeves about vacationing is running up the heel of people who literally don't have any idea as to what they are doing.:headache:
speaking of knowing what he is doing, an unexpected visitor has decided to came along for the ride:
So expect Mr McDuck to pop up in a picture or two and he is not camera shy.
things have changed since late May as this adventure has been confirmed as a 9-day tour of Great Britain with all of it just exactly as what I want and desire.
From seeing Cardiff, Windsor & Edingburgh Castles to Tintern Abbey and yes
watching the Royal Edingburgh Military Tattoo, this is one vacation I am DEF looking forward to.popcorn::
Just gotta get thru my upcoming Rose Bowl adventure first. :santa:
(gotta birthday - December 30th - coming up during this time)
So I leave ya with this:
Q; What's the British pound looking like in relation to the US dollar??
Q: smart to pack an umbrella??
Q; Is their Orange Juice as strong as ours???? Reason why I ask is IMHO, Ireland's was weak & I need something like OJ to get me going in the am.
Q: What local foods would you suggest I try??:confused3
and......last but not least -
Q: What local wines or beers do you suggest as well I try??
Ok.....thanks 4 listening!!:goodvibes
** A WEE BIT OF SOME SCoTTISH MUSIC 2 KEEP YA IN THE MOOD **
Tho, I do say that she (my 2 yr old female Blue-tick Beagle)
thought someone was 'getting strangled to death' the other day when she heard this (via my home theatre system) for the very first time:;)
(From Scarborough Faire; April 2013)
** JUST DOUBLE RIGHT CLICK WITH YOUR MOUSE OVER THE ABOVE VIDEO & IT WILL PLAY 4 U **
Gotta go fer now.
** UPDaTES & A FEW MORE UPDATES **
What different last 3 weeks it has been for me as I have lost over 26 pounds & have a strong desire to lose more of me as my body gets more and more toned up. :goodvibes
For those of you who wanna follow along in my weight loss journey, it starts on posting #68 on page 5 of my December 2013 Trip report titled, "MY ADVENTURES N SAN FRAN, ROSE BOWL....."
More to that I promise.popcorn::
I am slowly now beginning to ramp up preparing for this adventure as I just bought a cd from the band called ,"Tartanic" as well as I bought Edingburgh Castle's dvd of the 2012 "Military Tattoo":thumbsup2
- (going to watch the dvd on the way back from Heathrow Airport as I have never seen the Military Tattoo) -
Really looking forward hopping across the pond again with this time seeing the sights and sounds of London & Scotland.
Okey dokey .....gotta boggie on back to my Rose Bowl TR.:woohoo:
** I HAVE LOST H-o-W MUCH WEIGHT?? **
Yes - I have lost 68 pounds so far & lovin' every minute of the new me!!:woohoo:
(more specifics on my weight loss can be found in the previous posting)
In a few more weeks, expect this trip report to get rolling & underway -
Until then -
congrats on the weight loss!:thumbsup2
You know what's great about your title. When reading, "My adventures in England and Scotland" my brain, inserts the accent. :goodvibes
*** MY 1ST ENCOUNTER W/ BRISTISH AIRWAYS AiR **
Just booked my air with British Air -
it's a non stop flight from DFW.
Never had a non stop flight before to across the pond.
Looking forward to it (12 hour flight).:thumbsup2
Going now to begin to look for dvds to watch (via my portable dvd player) over these next few weeks to add to my carry on luggage.
IN ANOTHER NEWS -;)
Been Facebookin' a really cool person that we all met on the Disney Cruise Line cruise (see my Jan 2012 DCL blog for more info, etc) who lives in London and teaches piano over there so be on the lookout for Yours Truly to have some fun seeing an old friend - (He plays piano for DCL also) - in London while our tour group enjoys some 'on your own time.":)
Gotta boggy for now back on over to my SAN FRAN, ROSE BOWL travel /weight loss blog that you c listed below in my signature.
I am now at a 90 pound weight loss so if ya want.....feel free to follow along with my weight loss adventures and such via that blog u c listed below.:goodvibes
** LET THE GaMES BEGIN !! **
The Scarborough Faire's Scottish 'Highland Games & Celtic Weekend' - April 12th & 13th.:goodvibes
(down in Waxachie, Texas)
Here is a short blip on it from last year's festivities:
Highland Games Competition Come to Scarborough Renaissance ...
SimilarWaxahachie, TX (PRWEB) May 01, 2013. The sporting competition of the Scottish
Highland Games was held at the Scarborough Renaissance Festival April 19 ...
Just got me a weekend pass for this
as well as some wine tasting that Saturday at the 'Cat & the Fiddle" Pub.
So be on the lookout for Yours Truely to be in a all Scottish mood a April 10th - 15th area
(trying also to either see a Texas Ranger baseball game as well or possibly attend a DFW food or wine tasting tour).
next time we meet up, I will tell ya the fun I had going out on a little 'social experiment' on mine on of all nights.......
** THANKSGIVING NIGHT **
.....and it involved me buying a container of bleach......:scratchin
AT A LOCAL WALMART.:upsidedow
(this was the very first time I visited a Walmart on a major holiday)
I will be back n a few weeks - I promise.:goodvibes
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