SUMMER '22 WORLD TOUR

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Day 50 - July 27

(A) Back home we go. That’s the plan, anyway. Our flight out of New York was delayed a few hours, but we were notified early and didn’t...

Day 49 - July 26

We’re gradually making our way home. First, London to Lisbon (Portugal)… Then Lisbon to New Jersey… And we’re back in the U.S.A.! Now...

Day 48 - July 25

(A) Today we drive to London. We’ll return the rental car and check into a hotel near Heathrow Airport. We’d planned to visit the Tower...

Day 47 - July 24

(A) One more breakfast at the cafe down the road from us — scrambled eggs on toast. Then a walk. There’s a river that runs through town,...

Day 46 - July 23

(A) Our good luck seems to have run out, weather-wise. It was either threatening to rain or actually raining all day, and that’s the...

Day 45 - July 22

(A) After yesterday’s long drive to the Highlands, we needed a bit of a restful day. So, we only drove an hour, to the town of...

Day 44 - July 21

(A) I want to take a moment to highlight something that has made this summer the wonderful adventure that it has been: Kim’s driving. As...

Day 43 - July 20

(A) My family very kindly allowed me to realize something of a dream today… I played golf in Scotland, the birthplace of the game! I’ve...

Day 42 - July 19

(A) Our good buddy Sterling needed a ride back to Edinburgh today, so we gave him one. We drove to a Park & Ride on the edge of town, and...

Day 41 - July 18

(A) There’s a heat wave sweeping across the UK. Maybe you’ve heard about it. Now, when I say that, keep in mind that the projected high...

Day 40 - July 17

(A) Today we decided to drive up to Glasgow. Because Sterling and I are such big fans of the show “Still Game”, and because that show was...

Day 39 - July 16

(A) Look who we came across in Edinburgh this morning! The lad in the passenger seat is Sterling, whom I’ve known since Kindergarten. He...

Day 38 - July 15

(A) There’s a cafe in town, just up the road from our rental house. Mia and I walked there this morning, and we enjoyed toast and...

Day 37 - July 14

(A) We saw a really cool beach this morning: Powillimount Beach. It was a mix of sand and shells, punctuated by interesting rock...

Day 36 - July 13

(A) To begin the day, Mia and I went to Greggs. It’s well known for its sausage rolls, but I’ve become a big fan of the sausage, bean,...

Day 35 - July 12

(A) Today is our only full day in Alnwick, and so far it has made an excellent impression on us. It’s a medieval market town of about...

Day 34 - July 11

(A) Reluctantly, we said farewell to Wales this morning. We made our way to Liverpool, where a band I like is from. You may have heard of...

Day 33 - July 10

(K) Today was all about King Arthur. First, I must insist you read Mary Stewart's 4 book Merlin series that begins with "The Crystal...

Day 32 - July 9

(A) Today we visited Oxford. I love college campuses… especially old ones. And seeing as how educating began at Oxford in 1096, it...

Day 31 - July 8

(A) Wales is famous for its castles, and we went to see one of them today. It’s just up the road from where we’re staying, and it’s...

 
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