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Our Scottish Adventure

June 22, 2014
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Everyone was early and ready in Little Rock. We left a few minutes late, but made up ttime and arrived in Charlotte with 46 minutes to make our connection.

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Everyone hustled and we made it on and took off. We had a bit amore time in Philadelphia, and left at 6:55 for Scotland. We actually arrived 30 minutes early, and all people and luggage were accounted for.

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We made it through customs and loaded onto the bus. Tired, but happy.

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We took an hour city tour. The weather is fabulous, sunny and mild. Glasgow is a beautiful city.

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There are many new buildings going up, and Glasgow is hosting the Commonwealth games later this summer, and they are getting ready for it. We made it to the hotel, which is very nice. Most rooms were not ready, but we had some coffee, tea and scones, then took off in groups to explore the city. Even though we are tired and have slept little, the key is to try to get adjusted to the new time schedule, so we stayed active. I went with a group to the monument square.

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We also explored their main train station, which was bustling.

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After a wonderful lunch of fish and chips with peas

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We saw some reallyinteresting roses downtown

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Along with beautiful perennials.

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Then we took a taxi to the Glasgow Botanical Gardens. Free to the public, they were packed with people of all ages picnicing, or just enjoying the glorious weather.

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The glass houses had great collections of tropicals, succulents, ferns and plants from all over the world.

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The perennial bed outside had a very diverse mix of plants and were much larger than similar specimens back home. Look at the rodgersia

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The lupines

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And good roses too.

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It has been a full couple of days. Now wehave had time to shower and prepare for an early welcome dinner and bed. We leave early tomorrow for Parkhead Gardens and Inveraray.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. June 22, 2014 10:42 am

    LUV -er – LY ! Thanks for sharing. I will look forward to seeing Scotland through your lens.

  2. Jan Butenschoen permalink
    June 22, 2014 5:47 pm

    Glad you made it!
    I was born in Oban, Scotland and lived there til age 12.
    I will enjoy the trip vicariously through this blog.
    Enjoy yourselves!

    Jan (a bonnie wee Scottish lass)

  3. Mack permalink
    June 22, 2014 7:42 pm

    Hi Janett love what u have done so far in Scotland & following your trip. If can please find family of decindents of William McIntiouch family. Thank you. Have fun from Kay Tatam & Mack Fortney

  4. Linda Wright permalink
    July 1, 2014 8:18 pm

    I may have already sent this to some of you, if so delete. Janet has bloged everyday, so we have seen alot of What they have seen.

    Date: Sun, 22 Jun 2014 15:32:35 +0000 To: gmawright@hotmail.com

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