England and Scotland

    Day 1

    Day 1 - October 1, 2006 - Depart from Monument, Denver, Atlanta, U.S.

    With an early departure from Denver, we were up and out of the house by 8:30 AM. Bob and Susan, my cousins, were also flying home to Seattle from their wonderful visit with us over the last...

    Day 2

    Day 2 - October 2, 2006 - Arrive in Manchester, On Our Own in Lymm

    Our overnight flight from Atlanta took us up the East Coast, Halifax, Canada and then over the Atlantic. We were awakened after a little sleep and had our breakfast, cleaned

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    Day 3

    Day 3 - October 3, 2006 - Transfer to the English Lake District, Visit Chester and Grasmere

    We heard the alarm clock go off at 6:40, even though I been awake since 4:00 AM - jet lag!!! We showered, packed and had our luggage out in the hallway by 7:45....

    Day 4

    Day 4 - October 4, 2006 - Tour the Lake District, Wordsworth and Potter

    This morning the fog was thick as we woke at 6:45. We had plenty of time to shower, get ready, check our mail, and then have breakfast. I had found that the rooms closer to the...

    Day 5

    Day 5 - October 5, 2006 - Explore more of the Lake District, Keswick, Glasmere

    We had a leisurely morning with breakfast at 8 AM and then met our group to depart at 9 o'clock in the heavy rain. As we drove to our first adventure, Simone gave us a...

    Day 6

    Day 6 - October 6, 2006 - Discover Hadrian's Wall/Roman Army Museum/Vindolanda

    We had an earlier breakfast at 7:30 this morning, so we put our luggage out before we went to the restaurant. We had to meet our group at 8:45, so I paid the bill and we ventured out...

    Day 7

    Day 7 - October 7, 2006 - Explore Glasgow and visit Stirling

    There was no set time for breakfast today so we got up at our usual 7 AM and went up to the Windows Restaurant on the 7th floor to eat at 7:45. There was a wide variety of...

    Day 8

    Day 8 - October 8, 2006 - Inverary, Oban, Ellenabeich, and Ballachulish

    We woke up before our alarm went off at 7 AM and showered, packed up our bags, and then went up to breakfast at 7:45. We had a nice meal and then checked out of the hotel. Our...

    Day 9

    Day 9 - October 9, 2006 - Glencoe, Urquhart Castle, Loch Ness Cruise & Inverness

    We woke up this morning to the sound of the seagulls fishing already. We went down to breakfast a little before 8 AM and were treated to a full buffet of hot foods as well...

    Day 10

    Day 10 - October 10, 2006 - Inverness/Home Hosted Dinner

    We got to sleep in until 7:30 today but the sun woke us up - imagine that - a sunrise in Scotland! We had breakfast and then got on the bus at 9:30 for a morning tour of the sights...

    Day 11

    Day 11 - October 11, 2006 - Inverness /Cairngorms National Park/Pitlochry

    Another sunny day in Scotland - so far… We had to get out and about early this morning, our luggage was to be out by 7:45 and then we had breakfast. This group has been so prompt which makes...

    Day 12

    Day 12 - October 12, 2006 - Pitlochry, Visit to Glamis Castle

    After another good night's sleep, we were ready for the day and had breakfast at 8:15. It was another dark and rainy day - a great day to explore Glamis Castle. This was an optional activity, four of...

    Day 13

    Day 13 - October 13, 2006 - Transfer to Edinburgh via St. Andrews

    We were up at 7 AM and had our luggage ready and then went down for breakfast at 7:45. We found Kenny at the bus and before he got too busy we were able to thank him...

    Day 14

    Day 14 - October 14, 2006 - Depart for the U.S - Edinburgh, Atlanta, Denver, and Home

    We were certainly not in a rush today and were able to sleep in until 7:30 and then have a leisurely breakfast at our hotel. As we were going back to our room...

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