Off to England and Scotland at last

Old Aug 28th, 2008, 10:59 AM
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Off to England and Scotland at last

Well, folks, the great moment has arrived Tomorrow I fly out for the UK. After seven months of planning, the time has come to see if it all comes together.

Thank you to all my friends here on the Fodors forum. Your kind help has been invaluable in planning this trip. When I get back I will let you know how it went
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Old Aug 28th, 2008, 11:14 AM
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Have a wonderful trip Yelpir! We'll want to hear every gory detail when you get back
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Old Aug 28th, 2008, 03:26 PM
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I hope you have a lovely time and take lots of photos! Here's to good weather.
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Old Aug 28th, 2008, 03:34 PM
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Bon Voyage. I know you'll fall in love with Scotland as all those with music in their souls do.

Be sure and take time to savor every moment.
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Old Aug 29th, 2008, 02:25 AM
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Drink beer. Eat pies.
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Old Aug 29th, 2008, 03:30 AM
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Wishing you good weather, good food, and a very good pub!
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Have a great trip, can't wait to hear all about it!
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Old Aug 29th, 2008, 05:21 AM
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Which Ripley are you going back to? They're in Derbyshire, N Yorkshire, Hampshire & Surrey. Eric Clapton spent his childhood in the Surrey one. Enjoy your trip.
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All the best Yelpir! I came on to wish you bon voyage and see I missed your post by a day! Sorry about that!

I leave for Edinburgh myself in four days (5th Sept), so am extremely excited to know I am finally going to see so much of Scotland with my own eyes! My bags are nearly packed.

I wish you and your friend the loveliest of holidays.

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Old Sep 4th, 2008, 09:16 AM
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Hi Yelpir:

Enjoy your trip.

It would be very interesting to read @ your experiences.

We are also taking the same trip but with about a month of planning.
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Old Sep 5th, 2008, 09:25 AM
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Hi All and thanks for the kind words

The part of the trip that involves visiting family in Surrey is almost over. Monday sees us setting out for the Lake District. This week with my daughter and her family has been memorable (the first time I have ever seen my youngest granddaughter)

The day I arrived (last Saturday) was hot and summery. It has been all down hill from there. Today is cold, wet and dark. I am hoping that the weather will clear by Monday and will give us a couple of sunny days in the Lakes followed by some glorious days in Scotland.

I will post again on my return. Keep well, and to those who are also setting out on the great journey to the highlands, Bon Voyage!!
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(tapping foot and looking at watch) you've been back for ages! Where is our trip report!
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Old Oct 3rd, 2008, 09:25 AM
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Lol Patience, my dear, patience!

I have been back just over a week and am trying to do everything at once. I am sorting and editing my photographs, processing my video and writing the trip report. So far I have written the first four days and was intending to post the whole thing in one shot. Perhaps I should consider posting it day by day as I go along. As I write each day I have to ship it off to Patricia for her comments (two memories are better than one )

Don't worry, it's coming, it's coming
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A vote for posting it as it comes--perhaps on new thread titled Trip Report-England&scotland.

sounds as if you have had some wonderful days. It gave me the shivers to think of you seeing your granddaughter for the first time. What an experience!
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Drink more beer. Eat more pies.
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Old Oct 5th, 2008, 01:07 AM
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I have started posting my trip report under the heading "Trip Report - The Lake District and Scotland".

Unfortunately, the sorting function on the forum seems to have broken down so the trip report does not appear if you search on United Kingdom or Scotland.

If you want to read the trip report I suggest that you click on my name and then select it from the list of my posts.
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