Merchant City Inn
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... mates had made reservations at a specialty restaurant on-board and they invited Joan and I to join them. We had a pleasant evening with them before attending the show in the theatre.
The days are noticeably longer as we travel north. The picture below was taken at about 11:00 p.m. Tonight we are headed to Oslo, Norway. It will take us two sea days to reach there as we round the norther tip of Scotland and through the North Sea.
Glasgow was everything I'd hoped it would be, and it was where I spent the majority of my time in Scotland.
We first took in downtown Glasgow at night, through George Square where a Christmas fair, complete with a carousel and flying swings, flooded the surrounding roman architecture with light and shadows. We found an old Scottish pub and stayed for some chips (fries) and a pink-on-on-the-bottom, blue-on-the-top drink called a 'cheeky bimbo'. Or at least that's what we ...
... Two Fats, others not so easily such as Rosslyn Chapel where the seven deadly sins and the seven corporal works of mercy are depicted so beautifully in stone with an odd twist - Charity and greed are flip flopped - were the stones carved in error, a mirror image gone awry as the guide books suggest or was this a later addition to the church and part of the Free Mason mystery language that no single thing is ever ...
... W and A arrived and were promptly sent upstairs to the servants quarters! We caught the subway, known locally as Clockwork Orange as it is bright orange and travels continuously in a circle, to the city. Scotland were playing Belgium that night and the city was alive with soccer yahoos, most of whom were cheery rather than dangerous. We walked around George Square which was under construction and failed to ...
... to get anywhere. Nevertheless we are in Scotland and one should not complain!
The night was a very special one. A reunion for the contingent with their Scottish family, and me meeting them for the first time. Initial impressions – they were crazy, and I loved them!!! I never imagined that I could have such a wonderful family of my own, as well as feel such a part of my husband’s family also. I had been scared that I ...
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