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Taking the High Road 

In the early 1970s we spent an unforgettable year in London where my husband was working.   (See Kinky Boots,  Valentine’s Day in Foggytown,  and Laundry Day in London)

During that time we took some wonderful trips around the UK and Europe.  However the one itinerary that we can still recite verbatim is our Scottish road trip.

Edinburgh – Pitlochry – Aberdeen – Inverness (where a ghastly murder trial was the talk of the town!) – Fort William – Loch Lomond and finally Loch Ness.

We saw heather on every hill,   but our last stop was a bit disappointing  – no Nessie came out of the Loch to greet us!

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– Dana Susan Lehrman 

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This retired librarian loves big city bustle and cozy country weekends, friends and family, good books and theatre, movies and jazz, travel, tennis, Yankee baseball, and writing about life as she sees it on her blog World Thru Brown Eyes!

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  1. Betsy Pfau says:

    Did you not find Scotland enchanting, Dana? We went there 8 years ago on a golf outing for Dan (touring for me). The scenery is beautiful, ancient and historic. After our organized tour, we spent several days in Edinburgh, which was fascinating. I’d read Antonia Fraser’s bio of Mary, Queen of Scots years ago. She has always intrigued me, so it was wonderful to see so many of the locations where her drama played out. I am binging “Outlander” right now and loving it…memories of the Highlands. Thanks for sharing your itinerary.

    • Yes Betsy, it was wonderful, am glad you loved Scotland too!

      Did Dan play at the famous St Andrew’s? Did you eat haggis? And did you see Nessie???

      • Betsy Pfau says:

        Believe it or not, our tour ended at St. Andrews (I got to tour the town and see where Will and Kate met and shared an apartment before they were a couple), but he did not play the course…some other time. We’d both be happy to go back. He tried a taste of haggis (I was not so brave). No sign of Nessie, but I did go to a bit of the Inverness Highland Games. A bit like a state fair, with lassies dancing the Highland Fling and drunk ruffians competing at caper tossing. Then wandering through the booths of crafts and animals, etc. Eventually our group gave up, wandered into town for some real shopping!

  2. Suzy says:

    Lol, Dana, you wrote two others stories on this prompt in January! You must really love the prompt! Did you actually drive on the highways and byways of Scotland? I have never tried driving on the “wrong” side of the road, I think it would be really confusing.

    • Yes Suzy, driving on the left side was confusing.
      When we picked up our rental car Danny said it was a piece of cake — until he had to make his first left turn and of course automatically turned into the right lane facing the oncoming traffic.
      Luckily no accidents and eventually he got the hang of it!

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