Falling for the Highlands

A few years ago I fell head over heels in love with the highlands.  That is, the lochs (or lakes) -- Lomond and Ness, legends (Nessie), history (Rob Roy, William Wallace, a.k.a. “Brave Heart”, clans, ruins and castles ), snow-capped mountains (Ben Nevis) and Hairy-Coo-dotted Highlands of Scotland.  During a cold, windy and wet President’s …

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When Necessity calls, head west, old men (and women)

"It's not about the destination for us; it's the journey" said Lam when asked "Where are you heading?" by a petite, fit, dark-haired young woman outside a convenience store.  She'd  heard the guys talking about the unique name and many bars that we had seen while riding through Funkstown, Maryland. We were on our way …

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Thanksgiving gone wrong: How an escape to Winchester, Virginia led me to happiness

This is the first of a 3-part series. Let’s see now.  You’re in the beginning stages of a relationship.  The” past the coffee, dinner and getting to know you” but way before the “I want to swoop you up and spend the rest of my life with you” stage.  Or you’re married, committed but a …

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