May 9, 2007
As we left Alabama, we left behind our home (the Airstream Travel Trailer)
in the driveway of Marianne Lock's home in Anniston.
Joined by Eugene Moss, Jeanie & I headed for the airport in Birmingham and
prepared for our departure for Europe via
the British Isles. As we waited for the flight to London we enjoyed
the thoughts of people and places to come.
arrival into London Heathrow was met with challenges of "how do we
our 2-bag allowed carry-on into now 1-bag allowed carry-on." Once we
managed the condensation, we were off on BMI Airlines to Glasgow . . .
Yeah! Our arrival in Scotland was blessed by our meeting of a man
become our friend George Brierley, who picked us up at the Glasgow Airport
on his way home from work in his Jeep Cherokee (which he has adapted to
run on propane for $2 / gallon instead of the normal $8 / gallon
gasoline), and he dropped us off at the home of our host family, Cheryl
Moore & her son Cameron, at #10 Newhouse Road,
in Kilbirnie. Our arrival was met with hugs and kisses for two weary
good night's sleep, we were off for a brief tour of the surrounding
countryside by train. As we traveled the lovely lush countryside,
we viewed the
picturesque areas from the Scotrail train & the lochs along the way.
God really created a beautiful place in this part of the world. As
we reached the end of the tracks, we returned to the lakeside city of
Helensburgh and some good fish and chips, spicy tomato soup and salads,
near the Firth of Clyde, which empties into the Atlantic Ocean.
Finally we returned home for a
hot bath and a warm house, and a very good night's sleep. WE ARE
GLAD TO BE IN SCOTLAND!