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July 5, 2014

Most of us got a short, but good sleep in a room with air conditioning!!  That is the one thing missing from Scottish hotels–and we happened to hit when temperatures were mild.  You do know I like to be cool when I sleep.  We were up at 3:15 and on the shuttle to the airport at 4 a.m.  We were at the airport before many of the staff.  We did get checked in and made it to our gate, and almost immediately started boarding.  We got to see the sun rise in Philadelphia.  Then we made it to Charlotte with a short layover.

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Then we made it in to Little Rock 30 minutes early. While that seemed good, I think a surprised, short staff on a holiday weekend was not prepared and we ended up waiting an hour for our luggage. But once it started coming, it came quickly and it all arrived.  We all got to meet each others families who were picking them up and were on our way home, almost rested.

z.home from Scotland.july50111 z.home from Scotland.july50112 z.home from Scotland.july50114 z.home from Scotland.july50115 z.home from Scotland.july50116Scotland was an amazing country to visit, with so much breathtaking beauty, gorgeous gardens and friendly people.  We covered almost 1000 miles by bus and I personally walked 62.85 miles according to my fitbit (pedometer)–probably 1/3 of those were stairs!  Our group was amazing as well–always on time and always with a smile on their face.  It could not have been a better trip–(maybe if we had air conditioning!! LOL)  We had unbelievable weather, which accounted for the warmer rooms, but only using an umbrella once and having sunny skies and mild temperatures was perfect for the garden tours.   If you have not been to Scotland, you need to go.

Our daughter did a great job housesitting with the house and gardens in good shape and the dogs were as eager to see us as we were to see them.  I have unpacked, done laundry, harvested vegetables from my garden and even pulled a few weeds. I have more to do.  I also need to start organizing and labeling the 1000 plus pictures I took–but that will probably be another day.  And so far, I am not even tired.  I am sure that will come too.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Fran Hadaway permalink
    July 5, 2014 5:42 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful trip with those of us that could not go. Amazing. Fran

  2. Marilyn Sims permalink
    July 5, 2014 10:36 pm

    I thank you so much for your emails during this trip. It was a wonderful way to share with us. I looked forward every day to reading and looking at your pictures.

    Thanks again for this, and all you do.


    • uamg permalink
      July 6, 2014 9:32 am

      Scotland really was an amazing trip. Hope you can join us on another gardening adventure.

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