October 10, 2022 It was a bit rough waking up this morning, Lauren said I talked in my sleep and when my alarm went off for the first time apparently I said “noooo” out loud! Anyway, after getting showered and dressed we had to pack our stuff up! We are heading to Inverness today!! But... Continue Reading →
Go Pack, noooooo!!
October 9, 2022 My day started very early this morning, my alarm was set for 330, but I woke up at 3am, so excited to go see my Packers in London! Lauren was not as excited about my early departure, but thankfully I think I was able to be quiet enough to keep her sleeping. ... Continue Reading →
He got a PhD to give free tours!
October 8, 2022 Today we had to get up a bit early, 6am, for a 630am leave to get to Edinburgh. It, of course, was dark when we left and we learned pretty quickly that nothing is open at 630 in the morning, or 7 or 8 for that matter. After a good search (attempt,... Continue Reading →
Over the river and through the woods…
October 7, 2022 We stayed in our cabin last night on the Isle of Skye and woke up refreshed, ready to seize the day. Ok, that isn't necessarily true we woke up and were excited, but still exhausted. That drive yesterday did me in, but Lauren also was exhausted from her travel day plus the... Continue Reading →
Two Castles, neither on a hill
October 6, 2022 Today Lauren finally made it! Wooohoo!! However, it meant I had to leave the beautiful Airbnb at the farm at 630 am. It was such a lovely evening, I slept VERY well and was refreshed when I woke up. The rain had begun, it wasn't horrible, but enough that driving on the... Continue Reading →
Arriving in Scotland
October 5, 2022 My trip to Scotland took 3 planes and 18ish hours, but I made it in one piece AND so did my checked bag! This day in age, I call that a win! First stop, Dallas (DFW). I had about 3 hours here and thankfully because of my status (which I will lose... Continue Reading →
All the pictures I wasnt supposed to take
Today was an early day for us, as I had secured tickets to the necropolis under St Peter's Basilica. I did this way back when I came to Italy the first time with Carthage back in 2014. I didnt realize you could request tickets until Susan mentioned it when I was back in Chicago a... Continue Reading →
Back to Rome we go!
Today we are heading back to Rome. After yesterday's busy train and today being a Sunday we decided to buy our ticket online yesterday, so we have a train time and are ready to go at 126pm. So, after breakfast we headed out to take the water bus down the grand canal. It took WAY... Continue Reading →
The place of liquid roads
Today we headed to Venice! This was top of mom's list to see. Originally we were going to day trip from Rome via flight - but they had canceled it a while back. At the last minute I swapped around a couple things and added it back in via bullet train. We decided to take... Continue Reading →
Mom, lets climb some stairs!
Today we woke up to more bug bites (if you can believe it, I am up to over 100 bug bites on my arms). Dont worry though, they are like mosquitos or no-see-ems. The only randomly itch and havent welted up. Anyway - we have only two items on the agenda today: to climb the... Continue Reading →