In about 30 hours…

In just about 30 hours, God willing, I will be taking off, yet again, for Glasgow. This time, I’ll get there by way of Germany and Ireland.

If all goes according to plan, we’ll stay overnight in Glasgow, then meet up with the other pilgrims to head to the Isle of Mull for a week.

The second week will be a hike on St. Cuthbert’s Way, from Melrose, Scotland, to Lindisfarne, England. I have been trying to prepare for this walk, as we will average about 10 miles a day. I have found that working full time, it is challenging to accomplish the things that need attention each day AND to get enough exercise AND to get enough sleep. Something’s got to give. In any event, I’ll soon know if I am as physically prepared as I need to be!

Once our hike is done, I’ll get to spend about 2½ days in the beautiful town of Durham.

I am excited about every leg of this adventure!

I won’t have wi-fi initially, but will try to reconnect with this blog as time and connectivity allows.

 

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On Our Way

It’s so amazing to be flying over the ocean on our way to Glasgow via Iceland, but all the more amazing to have a son on either side of me on the flight! How incredible that Caleb and Jacob wanted to make this journey with me.

We will stay in Glasgow one night, then head to the Island of Mull on Saturday morning. I have avoided thinking about the fact that i will be one of the three drivers. Well, other than watching some Youtube videos of Americans trying to drive in the UK, that is. I hope that our experience will be safe, if not as funny as those poor souls who may even yet still be going around in circles, just trying to get out of the airport parking lot.

I hope that once we find our way to our hotel this afternoon that we can explore Glasgow a bit. High on my list of sights to see is Glasgow Cathedral, the only church to survive the Reformation intact. It was built on the site of a church established by an ancient saint, St. Mungo.

Meanwhile, I am just trying to soak in the
reality that we are on our way!

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On Our Way

It’s so amazing to be flying over the ocean on our way to Glasgow via Iceland, but all the more amazing to have a son on either side of me on the flight! How incredible that Caleb and Jacob wanted to make this journey with me.

We will stay in Glasgow one night, then head to the Island of Mull on Saturday morning. I have avoided thinking about the fact that i will be one of the three drivers. Well, other than watching some Youtube videos of Americans trying to drive in the UK, that is. I hope that our experience will be safe, if not as funny as those poor souls who may even yet still be going around in circles, just trying to get out of the airport parking lot.

I hope that once we find our way to our hotel that we can explore Glasgow a bit. High in my list of sights to see is Glasgow Cathedral, the only church to survive the Reformation intact. It was built on the site of a church established by an ancient saint, St. Mungo.

Meanwhile, I am just trying to soak in the
reality that we are on our way!

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In Just a Week…

How great to reconnect with my blog after a year away!

In just one week, I will be flying to Glasgow, Scotland. Two of my sons, Caleb and Jacob, will be traveling with me, which will add a whole new dimension to this trip!

We will be staying just one night in Glasgow, before joining other pilgrims to head to the Island of Mull. Unless another volunteer steps forward, I will be one of the drivers, which I can hardly stand to think about. I expected this to be a spiritual pilgrimage, but didn’t know that my prayer life would intensify so deeply, even now. While I consider myself an excellent driver, I can’t imagine what it will be like driving on the wrong side of the road! This is way more adventure than I had signed on for!