Day 22 – Glasgow and Lochs

(The days were full as they covered a lot of ground)

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They headed north from Glasgow up into the Highlands.

 

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From Glasgow they went north to “Beautiful” Loch Lomond.  They were traveling through wide, narrowing, steep hills – which she likens to the Lake Winnepasake area of New Hampshire.  A stop for lunch and then more riding on the narrow twisting roads. Finally reached Loch Awe at 5 p.m.

She and Lib got the props and rehearsed for a play they were going to present at 9 o’clock.  The play was called appropriately “Mary of Argyle”.  The performance – they couldn’t remember their lines and they laughed too much = (so hard they couldn’t speak!)  Afterward they played charades and other games.  They couldn’t go for a  walk later because the hotel had to be locked.

Day 21 – Keswick to Glasgow

Nice weather today.  Their first stop was in Gretna Green where she “married the blacksmith,”  whom she found very funny.  Beautiful rolling hills, animals – horses, cats, dogs, cows.  Fairly good lunch at Dumfries.  Saw Burns Mausoleum.  Tea at Ayr-Station Hotel  Saw Robert Burns birthplace. Saw Loch Doon.  Found the monument to Burns entirely out of keeping.  Very attractive gardens, more natural than English gardens.  In general the Scotch scenery is more natural than the English and less neat, but the cities and houses look dirtierIn Scotland – and the children appear healthier.

She notes that Glasgow is a large busy city with fine .golf links on the edge. Stayed at the St. Enoch Hotel.  She noted many men hanging about the street corners.  Went window shopping, ate candy, laughed – and people stared at the 3 of them (my mother, Lib, and Lois).

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