The Vegan Experience

The Vegan Experience

Gene recently had a meeting in Portland and I took the opportunity to contact a friend and meet for lunch. We decided to try out a Vegan restaurant (yes, on purpose!) that had great reviews. (If you don’t believe me, check out the Cornbread Café in Eugene, OR.  And I...
Airport Experiences

Airport Experiences

Unfortunately, I can’t write a lot about our experiences in the Glasgow and Amsterdam airports because I’m no longer allowed to poke fun at Homeland Security and TSA . . . they carry a grudge.  I’m not even kidding.  I once poked fun at a Homeland Security newspaper...
Scotland Glossary

Scotland Glossary

Credit goes to Gene on this entry as he kept a journal as well during our travels and wrote down many of the phrases or words that were explained to us by our tour guide. Although the language spoken in the UK is English, they often use different terms for common...
Documenting Our Travels

Documenting Our Travels

Gene and I have long argued the subjects of vacation photography.  If you scroll through Gene’s photos, you will see scenery – no people. His perfect world. His point is that he wants to document that what we saw. My photos, on the other hand, include architectural...
Road to Glasgow

Road to Glasgow

Our last travel day in Scotland was a short trip from Ballachulish to Glasgow.  We had one stop along the way for a boat ride on Loch Lomond (the largest loch of the British Mainland). While the weather was quite chilly, the lake views were spectacular and quite...
Haunted Stairs

Haunted Stairs

The drive from Isle of Skye to Ballachulish is almost as pretty as the drive from Orkney to Isle of Skye, with fewer one lane roads.  It does have more traffic as it is an easy day trip from Inverness.  Many scenes from movies have been filmed in the area and you can...