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The long flight to Italy

We left for the airport at 4:40 from our house. Much to Vance’s chagrin, he wanted to leave a tad later than us but we bullied him in to our departure time. Carolyn was kind enough to take us out to the airport, so a quick drop off at the departures level and we were on our way. This flight was a bit easier to handle than either of my Scotland flights, no screaming/crying kids on this one. Or at […]

Scotland – Day 2

Today we were able to get in contact with Bill Dow. Bill is the father of one of our neighbours and I knew he was coming to Glasgow to see the pipe band competition. So after having breakfast off we went. Have I said that I will NEVER travel somewhere again without my portable GPS. It has made getting around painless. We were able to sit down with Bill and have get a good interview with him, and with a […]

Scotland – Day 1

Cathy and I started out for the airport about 8:15 AM and drove out to pick up Marianne at her place. It was great that Cathy could take the time off and deliver us to the airport! Once we had everyone on board, we headed for the airport, I misjudged the time as we were there about 9:45, our flight does not leave until 1:15, so I figured if we were there by 10:15, 3 hour early it would be […]

Mexico Day 13 – Rain – lots of Rain

Today was a pool day. Well that is what we thought when we got up and headed that way. It was nice until about noon, and then the heavens opened; and it rained. Really really hard. Everyone took shelter under one of the pool huts and was going to wait it out. After all, it was still warm, just rainy. After about 30 minutes of rain, I decided to bail out and go back to the room. (I had my […]

Mexico – Day 12 – Snorkel

We were up early today and had a quick breakfast and then headed to the lobby to catch the transportation to the Snorkel tour. It was a short ride, (25 min) to the beach area where the snorkel tour was run. I was happy to see the national part sign up saying you must wear biodegradable sunscreen, not touch the coral, fish, plants etc.  It looks like they are really trying to preserve the reef. Once we were out in […]