Sunday, June 19, 2016

Father's Day and Camp

So fun to spend Father's Day at Bryan and Eraina's 


Just hanging around 

And around 
  

and around some more


And just one more...


And a pictures from camp









Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Homeward Bound

Breakfast in our hotel

Just a regular Scot checking out....

Oh, and we should let you know that you can't carry
 a knife that locks in the United Kingdom 

Why didn't you put it in your check luggage!!!!! 

Our stop in Reykjavik


Saying goodbye to the northern tip of Iceland 

And Hello to Greenland. 
I couldn't get over how we could see the icebergs. 
They must be huge!


Greenland 





Then some of the the Baffin Bay

And then Baffin Island



And then even Saskatchewan! 



Wow, what a trip!


So nice to be home! 

And yes, he has bought another knife.  
:) 




Sunday, June 12, 2016

Glasgow

Glasgow, a population of 1.2 million, was  built on the
River Clyde and has been here since prehistoric times

Glasgow is a city of spirals & steeples,

And many old buildings.


And many steep hills.  



Glasgow increased in importance in the 1100's 

And it's Port was crucial to its growth


We toured the Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum. 
The building here reminded me of the pavilion at Winnipeg City Park
A strong Scottish influence I think.  




Gorgeous 

This slab of Douglas Fir was sent here by Canada 
and was cut down in British Columbia!


Fun to read that Charles Dickens loved performing his works here. 


Enjoyed some more 'animals'


Arctic Seal
Maybe a relative of the Ogopogo or Loch Ness Monster

A Rodin sculpture 

Then onto the 

A museum of transportation.
It was a fun place to visit 

Maybe my grandpa rode on this.


Then we toured the tall ship






Living Quarters 

The Galley kitchen




Finally off to see the Tenement Houses ~  the red sandstone buildings are everywhere 
and are one of the most recognizable signatures of the city 

We toured this museum that showed how families lived in the 1800's. 
My grandpa would have lived in a place very similar but  maybe a mile or two away from here.  




The straw mattress, one on the bed. 
Another under for guests.
Airbnb in the 1800's!


The closet beds


The stove


A pretty city of buildings but not as clean as the other cities we have visited.






Their taxi cabs.  Cute but
we rode the city buses.  They were terrific.