Roundabout: Circling the Emerald Isle, Day Thirteen


Day Thirteen (9/26/18): Nessie Searching, the Fate of Castle Urquhart, and Traveling “Diagon Alley” Through Edinburgh We left Inverness and headed southward toward the legendary Loch Ness. The morning weather proved to be dreary and wet, with a low-hanging mist hovering over the choppy water, giving the surrounding area a sense of ancient mystery. Although … Continue reading Roundabout: Circling the Emerald Isle, Day Thirteen

Roundabout: Circling the Emerald Isle, Day Twelve


Day Twelve (9/25/18): Inverness As had become the custom with us, we got a late start to the day. We had a long lunch at the Hinterland restaurant in Perth’s city center while Tim and I began to tally up our trip expenditures, and just how much we had left in our budget. All the … Continue reading Roundabout: Circling the Emerald Isle, Day Twelve

Roundabout: Circling the Emerald Isle, Day Eleven


Day Eleven (9/24/18): Cheers, Ireland! Hi-ya, Scotland! Now that the weekend had ended, it was time to decide what we would do with the remaining days of our vacation. In our pre-trip planning, Tim and I deliberately left our final few days open. However, before we could address our itinerary, there was the matter of … Continue reading Roundabout: Circling the Emerald Isle, Day Eleven

Roundabout: Circling the Emerald Isle, Day Ten


Day Ten (9/23/18): An Ulster Fried Day In the end, no one came to throw us out of our room, and Tim and I passed a comfortable night. We stopped for breakfast at a little Irish restau…okay fine, it was McDonald’s again. Down the street from said restaurant was a church that Tim had previously … Continue reading Roundabout: Circling the Emerald Isle, Day Ten

Roundabout: Circling the Emerald Isle, Day Nine


Day Nine (9/22/18): Children and Idiots Mark Twain once wrote that “Providence protects children and idiots. This is really true. I know because I have tested it.” Not merely content to heed these words, on this particular day, I put them to the test, and I came to the same conclusion: God loves stupid people … Continue reading Roundabout: Circling the Emerald Isle, Day Nine

Roundabout: Circling the Emerald Isle, Day Eight


Day Eight (9/21/18): Homecoming You know it’s going to be an amazing day when you throw back the curtains in the morning and find yourself staring at a rainbow outside your bedroom window. This would prove to be the first of many rainbows that my brother and I came across during our day’s journey. We … Continue reading Roundabout: Circling the Emerald Isle, Day Eight