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Itineraries and Butter Tablet: Giveaway

Posted by on 22 August, 2013

Hoppin’ on a plane next Tuesday and starting to feel that buzz. You know, when you’ve ticked most of the stuff off your to-do list, figured out what you’re bringing, and counting down sleeps? Yeah I’m so there.

So I promised to do a giveaway of some sort since this trip is all about spending time with my awesome brother, but also to gather research for Promised to the Highlander, Enemy of the Highlander, and a new series as well.

Here’s what we’re gonna do. Below is my itinerary:

View of Edinburgh from the castle

View of Edinburgh from the castle


Aug 27/28 – St. John’s to London/Lille/Arras
Aug 29 – Beaumont Hamel/Vimy Ridge
Aug 30 – Arras/Lille/London/Edinburgh
Aug 31 – Edinburgh – Royal Mile: Edinburgh Castle, Camera Obscura, The Real Mary Kings Close, Holyrood House Palace, Deacon Brodie’s Tavern, maybe Witchery Tour, Wildfire Steakhouse – best haggis ever!
Sept 1 – Rosslyn Chapel/Peebles
Sept 2 – Stirling – Stirling Castle & William Wallace Monument
Eilean Donan Castle

Eilean Donan Castle

Sept 3 – Callander – Balquidder/Fort William/Kyle of Lochalsh – Pictish brochs Dun Telve & Dun Troddan at Glenelg that evening
Sept 4 – Eilean Donan (Dornie)/Tongue
Sept 5 – Tongue – Castle Varrich and area
Sept 6 – Golspie – Dunrobin Castle/Inverness
Sept 7 – MacAllan Distillery at Aberlour/Culloden/Inverness
Sept 8 – Loch Ness
Sept 9 – Inverness to London
Sept 10 – London to Newfoundland

Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness

Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness

I will post as often as I can from each destination with pics and vids and a description of the location plus the tie into the series. And I love hearing from you so once I’m back, I’ll compile all the comments and pick one person’s name out of a hat who will win a nice prezzie from Scotland. Don’t know what yet, but it will be fun for me to look for the perfect souvenir while I’m away.

I’m already drooling for butter tablet. Anyone have any requests? LOL

19 Responses to Itineraries and Butter Tablet: Giveaway

  1. Lesleyanne Ryan

    Wow. What a jammed packed itinerary! Looking forward to the updates! 😀

  2. Nicole

    Sounds like a great trip!!! Can’t wait to hear all about it!!

  3. Rati Mehrotra

    Lovely. Make sure to take lots of pics.

  4. Christy Nicholas

    Me, too!

  5. Andrea Darby-King

    I know you and your bro will have a fabulous time!!

  6. Nina Mason

    Wow, I’m totally psyched for you and totally jealous. I recognize so many of the sites you’re visiting from my research. Macallan’s. Stirling. Dunrobin. Wow. So jealous. Posted the excerpt you read (flashback to Paris) on my blog tonight in new context. Thanks so much for reading and giving feedback.

    Nina
    A sister Scotophile

    • katerobbins

      Hey Nina! Yes we’ve sure bonded over Scotland in the past few weeks. 🙂 Thank you for trusting me with some of your work. I love what you’ve sent and can’t wait to see it in print. 🙂 Yay you!!

  7. Nancy

    I wants ta win some waaafles.

    Excellent itinerary Kate! Looks real familiar. 😉

    • katerobbins

      Heeeeeee. Oh there’ll be waaafles. And yes my motto is if it’s not broken don’t fix it. I’m adding to our itinerary instead of changing it. I think Glenn will love seeing these things as much as we did. Plus I want to see them again and I get to experience some new places like Tongue.

  8. Tara MacDonald

    Great trip itinerary – have an awesome time and I look forward to all the photos

  9. Quilt Lady

    Oh wow you are going to be one busy lady. Keep us posted.

  10. Amy Foley

    So jealous!!! Hope you are both having an amazing time!!! Mmmmmm butter tablet…. Lol

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