Tuesday, September 6, 2022


Wife and I will be taking a trip we have been planning for quite some time. 

I have longed to return to the Cotswolds, the region of beautiful rolling hills in central-southwest England, since visiting there with Wife and Daughter in 2013. I have also wanted to go to Scotland. 

Wife, since going to northern France in 2016, has wanted to take me there, especially to Normandy. 

We will board a plane with our ultimate destination being all of the above. 

We will fly into Edinburgh and get on a train bound for St. Andrews, where we'll join another couple from here who will be a day ahead of us. We'll be in Scotland for about six days before we take a short flight to Birmingham, where we'll rent a car and make the drive to Stow-on-the-Wold, which will be our home base the few days we are in the Cotswolds, with our time there ending with a day trip to Oxford. 

Another couple will join us in Stow and will stay with Wife and me the remainder of our trip. The first couple, the one we will join in St. Andrews, will part company with us after our last day in the Cotswolds, and go to Ireland. 

The remaining four of us will take the Eurostar across the England Channel to Paris and head north.  

As usual, Wife has planned this excursion. I, along with the ones joining us, will be the beneficiary of her organizational skills. 

I'll look forward to sharing some pictures at a later date. 

And in the next 30 days or so, I hope to be making an announcement about my future column writing and blog writing. The newspaper column is very likely coming to an end, but I hope to continue it in another format, possibly combining it with the content of this blog. Still looking into all of that. 


JayCee said...

That sounds like a great time will be enjoyed. Looking forward to reading your blog posts about it.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Sounds like a lovely trip. Enjoy it while you are well and agile enough.

Jeff said...

Sounds like a wonderful trip. Enjoy Scotland and a little Scotch to go along with it!

Ed said...

All places I haven't gone to yet despite several extensive trips spent in England. Like the others, I can't wait to see the pictures and take some notes for perhaps a future trip. Also, I'm kind of hoping that you will combine your column and your blog. I so enjoy your posts that reading them more often would be most welcome!

Kelly said...

I hope y'all have a wonderful time and I look forward to hearing (and seeing!) all about it when you get back. I've really enjoyed my visits to the UK, particularly my "summer abroad" program at Oxford.