Saturday, April 03, 2010

Glasgow, Scotland

Itinerary: See as much of Scotland & Ireland as possible w/ a wee bit of England too!

Thursday March 11, 2010
--Try to fly to Philly to no avail
--Fly to San Francisco Airport
--Spend the night in SFO (attempt to sleep)

Friday & Saturday March 12 & 13, 2010
--wake up early to do a job interview at SFO for a job
--get a flight to Philly (wahoo!)
--Arrive in Philly and almost decide to fly to Rome
--Actually make our flight from Philly to Manchester (miracle!)
--Somewhere in here the time changes and it's a new day
--Arrive in Manchester, England and pick up rental car
--Drive in rental car from Manchester, England to Glasgow, Scotland
--Arrive at hotel, drop off bags, find something to eat
--Get a phone call from Joshua Barton (friend of mine who lives in Glasgow)
--Crash into bed

Sunday March 14, 2010
--Wake up and go downstairs for continental breakfast
--Pick up Joshua for church
--Attend LDS church and discover it is Mother's Day in Scotland
--Meet new friend Wendy going to Glasgow University for Grad School
--Joshua & Wendy give us the tour of Glasgow Uni & Then Downtown Glasgow
--Eat dinner with Joshua at "Mediterraneo"
--Becky gets really sick during dinner and leaves her mark (literally) on Glasgow (in the alley)

This is how I de-stress! I love to swing or rock! They had rocking chairs all over the SFO airport and I LOVED it!

As you can tell we are already having fun and we haven't left the airport!

YES!! We were ready to take off...the flights for this entire trip ended up being crazy (due to weird unforseen things happening) but we had lots of little miracles!

This is a Peugot! I think it was my favorite of all our rental cars! Jodi braved the driving on the wrong side of the car and road the entire trip! She was amazing! We picked up our car from the Manchester airport and drove to our hotel (Holiday Inn Express) in Glasgow, Scotland.

We were just wandering around near our hotel in Glasgow and came upon this really cool looking indoor place where there were lots of pubs and places to eat. It was nice inside and warmer than outdoors. I loved all the twinkling lights. We decided to eat at a little Italian place called, "Lombardi's". I got some Bruchetta and then Becky & I shared a 15-in Marguerita Pizza.

We picked up Joshua Barton, I met him when he was serving his mission in Boston, MA and I was living there, and he directed us to church. We started with Relief Society, then YSA Sunday School, then Sacrament Meeting. It was Mother's Day in Scotland!

Here we are in our Sunday (we had to pack them in either back pack or carry-on) Best!

I met Wendy and we instantly became friends!

On the steps of the Uni

Looks a wee bit like Hogwarts??

(L-R) Kylee, Becky, Jody, & Wendy @ the Main Gate

I LOVED the Cloisters! The acoustics inside them was marvelous. I asked Joshua to test them out for me and he did.

This has been like this for years--apparently it is iconic in Glasgow.

It was so great to see Joshua again!


Chelsea said...


Ryan and Kim said...

Your pictures look amazing! Traveling is the best so I am glad you made this trip happen.