Monthly Archives: July 2012

Ayr

Our final week in the UK was spent in this gritty town just south of Glasgow.  We knew we’d need some time to prepare for our exit — to do laundry, ship items home, donate a final round of belongings … Continue reading

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Thanks and Goodbye, Mr T (Day 28)

Morning broke on the final day of our extraordinary lap of Scotland.  Mom and dad were a bit sad, but the same could not be said of the kids!  They goofed around in their bed for a bit before we … Continue reading

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Loch Lomond and Culzean Castle (Day 27)

Our morning was a bit somber, as we knew this would be the last full day of our camper van expedition.  It was also more than a little damp, as we’d gotten lots of clothing, jackets, and footwear soggy the … Continue reading

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Kilmartin and Kintyre (Day 26)

Mr. T encouraged a lovely (and in Brad’s case, long) night of blissful sleep. Aaaaah. Breakfast was hearty oatmeal (porridge) and stout coffee. Mmmmmmm. Our first stop: Kilmartin. We were only 15 miles from this amazing place, so we headed … Continue reading

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Back on Track with Mr T (Day 25)

The kids and I got a reasonable night’s sleep, had a fancy breakfast at the hotel, and then tried to get ourselves organized and out of our hotel room by 10am.  NOT EASY!  We had so much stuff that we … Continue reading

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Heidi Goes Home: A Scottish Odyssey (Day 24-25)

Since Heidi failed in the middle of the Scottish wilderness, it took AA a good long while to respond.  Eventually, they dispatched someone from a local garage about 20 minutes down the road.  His flatbed truck zoomed in around 9:30pm … Continue reading

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Glen Coe, Rannoch Moor, and an Unfortunate Fate at the Bridge of Orchy (Day 24 continued)

We left Fort William after our day on the steam train in high spirits.  We were excited to drive through Glen Coe, which we’ve heard is one of the most mysterious and beautiful paces in Scotland.  Then, on to Rannoch … Continue reading

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