Hit The Road Gringos 2016, Day 24 of 25

I never would have thought in 15 years that my kids would get tired of seeing London. But it happened. Actually, I think they are just plain tired of being on the road for 24 days. And that is affecting their perspective of being in London. The past 3 days they have been talking a…

Hit The Road Gingos 2016, Day 23 of 25

Our Big One loves soccer. I mean, he really, really, really loves soccer. Ever since we put him on the pitch when he was four, he has loved soccer. He plays on a club team, he plays for a high school team, he goes to the soccer field after school on Fridays with friends and…

Hit The Road Gringos 2016, Day 22 of 25

We are off to see “cool” London today. But first we need to figure out how to get to where we are going and what trains to take and which is the best fare option. Ahhhhhh!!! Needless to say, the day started out with a bunch of stress. When we finally got an inkling as…

Hit The Road Gringos 2016, Day 21 of 25

Oopsy. I learned a lesson today. When booking airline flights, it is best not to book them so early in the morning when one can’t check into their hotel room until after 3 p.m. We woke up today at 04:30 a.m. because the taxi cab was picking us up at 05:15 a.m. to take us…

Hit The Road Gringos 2016, Day 19 of 25

We had gone to bed the night before intending to go to the Edinburgh Zoo today. But we just couldn’t seem to get out of bed. By the time everyone was up and bathed and dressed, it was past noon. We had to make a quick change in our plans. The reason the boys wanted…

Hit The Road Gringos 2016, Day 18 of 25

Since The Man has checked off an item from his bucket list – playing The Old Course of St. Andrews, we are now free to journey to Edinburgh for a few days of sightseeing. After a cab ride, a bus ride, a train ride, and a cab ride, we landed at our home for our…

Hit The Road Gringos 2016, Day 15 of 25

This is our last day of cycling through the Scottish Highland Glens and Lowland Hills. I am a little sad about it. The menfolk… not so much. Apparently, my dream was not exactly their dream, but they have been fairly good sports at humoring me. We woke up to a very gray, overcast day with…

Hit The Road Gringos 2016, Day 14 of 25

It is Sunday, a day of rest. And that is what we will be doing here in Callander. One of the options for today was to cycle to Loch Katrine, take a ferry ride on the Walter S. Scott and then cycle back to Callander. However, last night every single male in my family vetoed…

Hit The Road Gringos 2016, Day 13 of 25

We were warned by our hostess, Sue, at breakfast that the first part of our route would be a lot of uphill work.  She was not wrong.  Sue also informed us that Cycle Route 7, our route, used to be an old railway.  The railway was replaced by the cycle way.  You can read more…