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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Remembering Scotland

Today I welcome Nellie and Jonathan who are also keeping a blog of their RV adventures. Check out their fun blog at http://www.midlifecruiser.blogspot.com/.

Yes, we are still sitting still. Well almost. On Sunday we moved our fiver about 25 feet back off the driveway onto the lawn. For many years Len and I hosted a yard party for our friends and family. Another one will be held this Sunday. Every inch of the driveway will be needed for parking as up to 140 guests attend.

This year daughter Terri and husband Steve are taking over as official hosts. Len and I will assist. As Steve is in a band, live music will be provided. Two years ago when we had our party, he was lead singer in a country band. Our driveway was used for country line dancing. He now plays classic rock. Will there still be dancing as their friends still like the country style.

We are so hoping the weather cools. It is predicted to be 97 on Saturday but DOWN to 90 on Sunday. Fortunately the side yard is shaded with tall, tall oak trees and there is usually a cool breeze.

Update on repairs. I called the dealer last week. Some parts have arrived including the cabinets. However, not the back end that includes the inside wall and the back cap. These are the main items I would think.

I remarked to Len that I am afraid that even after the items arrive at the dealer, they will still take their time getting us scheduled and doing the work. He made a good point. They have to pay for the parts, we have the insurance check. They don't get paid until the work is done.

As we have no pictures of recent travels because we have not recently traveled, I am attaching a few from our trip to Scotland back in September 2008. The trip was lovely but our timing was horrendous. There we sat listening to how our investments were tanking due to the financial crisis throughout the world and especially in the USA. OUCH!

I sure wish I could remember the names of these places. Perhaps a reader can help? This ancient castle sits on a cliff looking over the North Sea.

Another castle ruin.

We toured the inside of this castle. If I remember right, it is a relatively new structure built in the 1800's.

A quaint fishing village.

Standing along the shores of Loch Ness.

So much to see in this world. We have been to parts of eastern Canada, a short distance into Mexico, toured around Scotland and Ireland. We have seen many sites in this country but have only scratched the extreme surface. I have a bad case of the hitch-itch. Raring to go!!!!!


Happytrails said...

At least things are beginning to come in! That's encouraging and Len is right...you have the $$ and they want to pay their bills.
We'll keep crossing our fingers for things to get done quickly for you guys. :)
Love the pictures of Scotland. Just beautiful. I know you have many great memories from your trip there.

Mike & Gerri (happytrails)

Texas Yellow Rose said...

Phyllis, the second photo - the one with the magnificently green grass, is Castle Urquhart on Loch Ness. Been there, done that! Did you see the audiovisual presentation in the visitors center there? Breathtaking...at the end of the presentation they opened the window curtains and there was the view of the castle. The audience (me included) collectively went "Oooooh" and applauded heartily. I'm getting goosebumps just describing it to you!

The harbor with the boat could be in the East Neuk of Fife, where there are so many quaint villages such as that.

Thanks for the memories!

Margie M. said...

Your party sounds terrific. Can we come??

Beautiful pics of Scotland.

-Nellie and Jonathan said...

I've always wanted to go to Scotland! What great pictures and great memories for you.


Ali said...

Glad to get caught up with you again. Happy to hear that some of the parts are coming in. Len is right...you have the check and they don't get paid till its finished. I do hope things come in quickly and the repairs can get done in a timely fashion.

Sure enjoyed the pictures of Scotland. That is where my Grandmother was born. The white castle is beautiful.

Take care and God Bless.