Scotland August 28-September 7, 2015
Having just a small taste of festival season in Edinburgh and a brief trip to the Highlands of Scotland inspired me to plan another trip in August 2015. But how to get Mr. Dabs on board? Why, a swim race of course! My plans for an easy counterclockwise drive through Scotland were complicated by Mr. Dabs wanting to see the Tattoo, my fault for telling him how much I loved it. And then further complicated when as a joke he asked me if the Bay City Rollers were playing anywhere and, guess what? They were! So we put a lot of miles on our rental, from Edinburgh to Loch Lomond, back to Edinburgh, up to Eilean Donan and Skye, down to Stirling, up to Inverness, over to Aberdeen and back to Edinburgh. Along the way we saw lochs and castles and scenery, met not one but two Bay City Rollers, visited lots of Outlander filming locations, met up with VT member Bruce (flyingscotsman) and his wife. I'm already planning my 2016 trip!
Where have we been in 2015 and where are we off to next?
January 10-17, 2014 cruise from San Juan with stops in Tortola, St. Kitts, St.Maarten/St. Martin, Dominica and Barbados
April 5-13, 2014-traveled with a friend to London & a surprise visit to Paris
May 22-June 1, 2014 Quito and a 8 day cruise to the Galapagos Islands
August 10-24, 2014-"I'm turning @$%# birthday trip" to Edinburgh, England and Wales, lots of BBC houses including Lyme Park, Chatsworth and Highclere (aka Downton Abbey)
October 2014, road trip to Lexington KY and a visit to Mammoth Caves
October 2014 road trip to Cincinnati, OH
November 2014-London, 3rd time this year!
December 2014-Playa del Carmen
January 2015 cruise to Aruba, Curacao, Cartagena, Caracas and Panama
May 2015 Brugge, Germany, Netherlands
June 2015 London with stops in York, Whitby, Brighton
August 2015 Scotland