Decided to a take a little time this week to venture into the city and walk streets I’ve never been down. I went up to Edinburgh Castle and walked along the Royal Mile… Went through some “closes” and cut through cemeteries and just had a really wonderful time seeing what’s in this beautiful city of […]
We were super blessed to be able to stay the week in Portrush as it just seemed to be so close to so many beautiful places. Dunluce Castle was probably a 10 minute drive from the house where we stayed at and we arrived there on Sunday morning before the castle opened.
We’ve been in Scotland now for 7 months… Time is flying and yet there are still days where the comforts of home sound really appealing. :) Thankfully our parents made another trip our way for Thanksgiving and also to do some work while they were here.
Fall or “autumn,” as they say here in the U.K., has always been one of my favorite times of the year. The colors, the smells, the coolness in the air, and the reminder that summer is finished and winter is coming…
Dunnottar Castle… Wow. Breathtaking. This past Saturday a couple of us took a day trip up to Stonehaven on the east coast of Scotland for a quick sightseeing getaway. So glad we went! Felt like real Scotland – not sure how to explain that but that’s the best way I can describe it.
The world renowned festival that is the “Fringe,” has officially come to an end. In celebration of a wonderful month of music, acting, and performances of all sorts, the city allowed for their noise ordinance laws to be violated for the “Virgin Money Fireworks Concert.” An orchestra plays in the middle of Princes St. Gardens […]
It’s very rare that you get to experience an event that just makes you feel like you are really witnessing a wonderful piece of history. Something that feels a bit fairytale-like and for lack of a better term, “magical.” Many people say that the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo (www.edintattoo.co.uk) is on their “bucket list” and […]
Last night my buddy, Jonny, and I hot-footed it halfway up Arthur’s Seat to see what kind of sunset we could capture. The view was breathtaking as expected. We met a Scottish guy called, “Dougie,” while we were sitting there taking in the beauty. He was not bothered one ounce by me just sitting down […]
We all know the saying, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” Heard it over and over our whole lives, right? What if that saying isn’t actually supposed to relate to us as human beings? What if that’s actually a lie holding us back from exploring the God given gifts He has created us […]
Mexico… Not really on my bucket list of places to return to believe it or not! We went on a family trip to Puerto Vallarta in 2004 and I just didn’t have a good experience with Mexico then. So, when my folks invited me to go on their business/mission trip to Guadalajara, I was a […]