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“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” – Mark Twain

Scotland — Day 4

April 15, 2022 Happily, the crackling in my heels was less this morning and my feet had more flexibility. They fit comfortably in my running shoes. Things were looking up. The company I booked with told me to take the number 44 bus from the Drovers Inn stop to...

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Scotland — Day 3

April 14, 2022 The taxi was scheduled for 11 a.m., so my breakfast was late, after the rush of the other hikers starting their day. I was jealous of them; mad and sad my journey was halted for an unknown period. Due to the misery of the night before, I had failed to...

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Scotland — Day 2

April 13, 2022 It had rained hard throughout the night. By 7 a.m., I was feeling anxious to begin. Today’s hike was over fourteen miles, and I knew I would be slow. The air was heavy with moisture when I walked through Dryman to the trailhead, a mile-and-a-half away....

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  Scotland deserves all the praise it receives. It is land of huge spaces, reviving air, respectful people, turquoise lochs, and a national solidity of both past and future that is heartwarming. I only knew Scotland from books and movies; I had never travelled...

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Three Kentucky State Parks

    Kentucky is a wonder! A relatively small state (geographically-speaking), Kentucky is blessed with infinite variety – boundless nature everywhere one looks, history and architecture as old as the nation, and world famous sporting events and venues that...

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