Winter Death Valley Trip: Day One

– Denton, Texas to Amarillo, Texas – We don’t do many winter trips here at Travels with Ripley, but we them on occasion. Summer is more my season. In any event, this year, Mark, Ripley, my mom, my dad, Sabre, and I are all taking a road trip across the southwest over to Death Valley….

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United Kingdom Trip: Day Ten

– Cambridge, England to Denton, Texas – As you can imagine, I’m writing this from home, with my precious fluffy puppy at my side. She’s gotten quite hairy while we were gone. We normally shave her every six weeks, and she’s about two weeks behind schedule. She looks like an abominable snow puppy to me….

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United Kingdom Trip: Day Nine

– Edinburgh, Scotland to Cambridge, England – Have I mentioned that every hotel in England has an electric kettle and tea and coffee? I know a coffee maker is pretty common in the US, but the electric kettle is far more convenient, at least for me. For Mark, I think, the little instant coffee packets…

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United Kingdom Trip: Day Eight

– Inverness, Scotland to Edinburgh, Scotland – Huzzah! The weather has cleared. Scotland has decided to grace us with a lovely day. I must admit that after the last two days, I was scared to even mention the sunshine for fear of frightening it away. Luckily, it stuck around, and we only saw a few…

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United Kingdom Trip: Day Seven

– Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland to Inverness, Scotland – So much rain. So rainy. Many wet. I think I’m just now really drying out. It’s damp out there, folks. I said we expected it, and we did, but man… It was so nice on the way up here. The weather was gorgeous until late yesterday….

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United Kingdom Trip: Day Six

– Glasgow, Scotland to Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland – Our morning began with a run along the River Clyde in downtown Glasgow. It wasn’t perfect, but at least we had a trail that didn’t cross traffic. The weather was really quite cool, actually. Today was the first day that we’ve needed our sweaters for our run….

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United Kingdom Trip: Day Five

– Carlisle, England to Glasgow, Scotland – So… we bought a castle pass today. It cost us £40 per person, but it lets us visit any castle in Scotland for the next week without paying the entrance fee. We’ve already visited three today, and I have a feeling w may go a little castle wild, now…

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United Kingdom Trip: Day Four

– London, England to Carlisle, England – Our first day in the countryside was lovely, if a bit longer than we expected. Our map told us the drive would be about 5 hours, but we still left just after 9:30am and didn’t make it to our hotel until after 7:30, including our dinner. We seem…

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United Kingdom Trip: Day Three

– London, England – We got to run again today. I’m so easy to please. I think that makes Mark really happy. Who doesn’t want a wife that’s easy to please, right? Just a little exercise and I’m happy as a clam. I almost used “pig in mud,” but it sounded a little southern. I…

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United Kingdom Trip: Day Two

– London, England – Today was our first real day in London, and we will not be here for long. Mark has to work today, as I mentioned yesterday, so for a good portion of the day, I was on my own. We don’t usually have room to bring running things on international trips, but…

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