Saturday, August 31, 2013
Gail and a hot cup of coffee kind of morning: Tour to Oakney in Scotland: Hello from Scotland! This is the Ring of Brodgar in north Orkney. We took a bus and then a ferry across the ocean to this place. Stones a...
The picture below is at Skara Brae, also in Orkney. This village was discovered when a giant storm uncovered the ancient stone houses. They are not sure why it was abandoned or where the people went. They did not even know it was there until around the 1980s. We saw how they lived surrounded by stone. Everything is stone here in Scotland, even today, and everywhere you look is ancient history.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
I appreciate everyone taking their time to tell me what Long Lake was like when their parents were here, and when they were growing up in this little town. Book 2 on the history will be a wonderful documentation of the lives of Long Lake residents in the 20's, 30's, 40's and beyond. I am learning so much from the old timers and could sit and listen to them for hours!
For those of you who do not know, Book 1, Conquering the Wild, is available in several places in town and around the Adirondacks. Or, you can order it directly from me by emailing me with your address. It is also available at www.gailhuntley.com and in ebooks at www.amazon.com and Barnes and Noble. It is a keepsake or a wonderful gift for family members to pass down to their children.
I am getting packed for Scotland. Venita and I are leaving next Wednesday, Aug 28. We will be arriving in Aberdeen, Scotland the next morning. Sometimes I just can't believe this life I have. It is such a blessing that life isn't fair because if it was, I would not be having these wonderful experiences. I get to spend a month with my awesome sister living in stone cottages in Huntly, and Braemar, Scotland. We will be within a five minute walk of Huntly and will stay there almost two weeks.
Of course, I am bringing my computer so when we are in internet territory, I will be emailing pictures, etc. I can't envision looking at those hills of heather and not going home and writing about them.
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