Scotland 2011-Day Three

We got up early on our third day in Scotland.  We had planned on taking a pretty long route to get from Edinburgh to Inverness.  We wanted to take in Stirling Castle, Stirling Bridge, the Wallace Monument, Doune Castle, Loch Ness, and Urqhart Castle before turning in for the night.  It was going to be… Continue reading Scotland 2011-Day Three

Scotland 2011-Day Two

This is the slideshow from day two in Edinburgh, Scotland.  We got up early by Eastern Standard Time, but it wasn’t too early by local standards.  After a light breakfast, we hopped a double-decker buss to make our way to the Royal Mile and the sites in the old city.  The bus took us by… Continue reading Scotland 2011-Day Two

Scotland 2011–Day One

I’ve been interested in history for as long as I can remember. About ten years ago, I turned my interest in history into a search to find out where my family comes from.  What was our story?  In this search I found that among other things the name Lowder has had many spellings.  But all… Continue reading Scotland 2011–Day One