Monthly Archives: June 2016
28 June 2016: Lego Wonderland In 2014 we took the kids to Legoland in Winterhaven, Florida. Both love Legos, especially my son. It had only opened three years prior to our visit and the Lego Hotel was under construction. The … Continue reading
27 June 2016: The Queue and the Championship – Opening Day The Queue: When I started planning this trip, it was a surprise to me that I could not buy tickets in the normal fashion. There are only four ways … Continue reading
26 June 2016: The Royal Castle We finished our day on a high note, the Windsor Castle. The Castle has a tremendous amount of history. It is fully intact and decorated throughout with exquisite furnishings and finishes. They do not … Continue reading
25 & 26 June 2016: Shakespeare, Robin Hood, and Oxford Saturday was a low key day. We started with a visit to the Sherwood Forest of Robin Hood fame. From there we went into to Birmingham for lunch near the … Continue reading
24 June 2016: Durham and York We got a late start this morning leaving Edinburgh. We headed east toward the coast (pictured above) and then south through our last bits of Scotland and into England. We made stops in Durham … Continue reading
EU Referendum – Brexit!
24 June 2016: Should I Stay or Should I Go? On 23 June 2016, the United Kingdom voted on a referendum to remain in the European Union or leave (aka Brexit). On 24 June 2016, it was determined that … Continue reading
22 – 23 June 2016: Center of the Old Town We got to the castle too late last night, it had just closed. Cole was disappointed and we went to Plan B. The next day after our hike up to … Continue reading
Arthur’s Seat in Hollyrood Park
23 June 2016: The view from the top is worth the climb. Hollyrood Palace, the Queen’s house when she is in Scotland, is located at the terminus of the Royal Mile near the modern Parliament Building. Hollyrood Park encompasses the … Continue reading
22 – 23 June 2016: Amazing City In a word, wow. We loved Edinburgh. It was one of our favorite cities we have ever visited. We did not arrive with particularly high expectations of Scotland’s capital city and we were … Continue reading
22 June 2016: Scotland’s Largest City After seeing Scotland’s countryside yesterday, we thought we’d check out its largest city, Glasgow. We parked near the shops of Buchanan Street and took a walking tour of the city. The city is the … Continue reading
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