Trip To Scotland
Tuesday, July 06, 2004
The time is drawing close and there is still a lot to do. I'm closing in on the last third of Magnusson's Scottish history, having just dispensed with the Covenanters. It seems that a lot of Scotland's history can be traced by determining whose head was on a pike by the Edinburgh Tolbooth.
I finally got a digital camera, so I have to see if I can post pictures to this blog. Of course I have to figure out how to use the camera first. I haven't even owned a regular camera for at least ten years, so that should be an interesting adventure. I'm counting on being able to upload the photos somewhere from Scotland. If you don't find them on this blog, be sure to look around the rest of my website (www.annerobertson.com) to see if they are elsewhere.
I picked up Scotland For Dummies in the bookstore the other day, and it's pretty good. Of course the real test of a tour guide doesn't come until you actually get to your destination, so don't count this as a positive review yet!
I will leave on July 26...flying out of Boston on the first day of the Democratic National Convention. Is that dumb, or what? The place will be a zoo and they are shutting down at least the major highways. But soon I will be winging my way to Glasgow, via Iceland...one of my favorite ports of call. After honeymooning there in July, 1981, I dearly love the place. I'll only be there an hour this time, however. Barely enough time to look out the window and see a puffin.