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Poem: 42nd Spin Around the Sun

I will be posting the rest of our sojourn to Europe soon. In the meantime, I wrote a birthday poem dedicated to all of you who celebrated with me in one way or another:

Scotland and Edinburgh

Friday, June 15, 2013

It's hard to believe that it is Friday already. Our entourage left Edinburgh to see a couple more castles since we purchased a castle pass. We pass the North Sea again.  Puffy Large cumulus clouds, mixed with white and grey, with shades of light blue in the sky, seem to almost touch the water's edges.

Edinburgh is one of the most beautiful cities I have ever visited. Everyone is so kind. Even the parking meters, the elevators, and the graffiti are polite. While driving around Edinburgh, a lone bagpiper serenades visitors from the street corner.

The Highlands of Scotland

June 13, 2013 
10:58 a.m. (Scotland time) 

Right now, we are driving through the Highlands of Scotland. There are mountains and lakes. The clouds are encapsulating the mountains with a cloudy myst. Steve happens to be driving next to me...on the right-hand side. I feel quite exposed sitting on the left. In addition, we are driving on the left-hand side of the road. This is strange and exciting at the same time.

We rented a black Kia Rio in Glasgow yesterday. So far, we have seen two medieval (pre-1600) castles and visited the Glencoe(sp?) visitor's center. They filmed part of the James Bond film Skyfall at the visitor's center.

Thursday-Fridayish June 14, 2013
Scotland time unknown

I am writing in a foreign daze. We stayed in Aberdeen last night. Our friend G. informed us that we have stayed in or travelled through five (count five) major cities in Scotland (in no particular order): Glasgow, Inverness, Stirling, Aberdeen, and Edinburgh.

In addition to five major cities, we have …