Hello again. It is now July 13, 2014 and I find myself back in Scotland yet again. This is not a bad thing. In fact, it is a very good thing. This is the third time that I have traveled to this wonderful country. Yesterday was a day of travel with one slight delay in our flight from London, Heathrow to Glasgow, Scotland. As soon as I got in I went for a run in the rain and then enjoyed a nice meal with my travel mates Ron, Lorraine and Scott.
We are scheduled to meet up with Teresa, Scotty and Andy today to start our tour of the West Coast of Scotland.
Even though I was quite tired last night after all of the traveling and the run and went to sleep early, I was up bright and early this morning at 4 AM. I laid in bed contemplating life and eventually decided the best thing to do was to go for my long run and I left the hotel at 5:30 AM. As opposed to the overcast skies and drizzle yesterday, it was beautiful this morning with some of that magical light that occurs after it has rained. It was a great run passing through Paisley, Renfrewshire and discovering a beautiful rails to trail pathway to run on. I did get a little turned around on the way back which extended my run by about 30 minutes which was not a bad thing. I met up with Ron, Lorraine and Scott for a nice breakfast. Teresa, Scotty and Andy were slightly delayed getting to the hotel to pick us up so here I am starting the initial blog post for our Scotland 2014 tour. Glasgow is hosting the Commonwealth games starting July 23, 2014. It looks like the city is ready for this major sporting event. We, thankfully, will be missing the crowds.
Today we depart Glasgow in Scotty’s and Andy’s vehicles and we will be traveling on to Rothiemurcus, Aviemore and then Stirling Castle. It should be fun. This evening we will be staying at the Hilton Coylumbridge Hotel. I will try to post some initial pictures for you to enjoy. Come along and tour Scotland with us!