Holiday

John C. Knopf
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf
2 days ago
320 posts

Sounds like a fun time, Ken!  May God protect you and yours from the hurricane in the area.

Ken Hulme
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme
2 days ago
1,988 posts

Played some Border Ballads in The Scottish Borders, it's true -- Hugh the Graeme (mentions Clan Hume), Kinmont Willie, Tramps & Hawkers, Lammastide,  Lock the Door Lariston and more...   Spent four nights in Wedderburn Castle and used their kitchen to cook breakfast for the 20 or so clansmen and women staying there with us (the others had to do with whatever the could).

Now I'm hunkered down to endure the coming of hurricane Ian.

Ken Longfield
Ken Longfield
@ken-longfield
3 days ago
906 posts

Welcome home, Ken! I'm sure you have stories to tell.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."

Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
4 days ago
2,082 posts

That's a crazy adventure Ken. Hope you don't get hit too badly by the hurricane now. crossfingers




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Richard Streib
Richard Streib
@richard-streib
5 days ago
187 posts

Glad you are safely back Kenh.

John C. Knopf
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf
5 days ago
320 posts

Welcome home, weary traveller!  Glad to hear you're back in one piece, and that you (mostly) enjoyed your time there on The Islands.  Hope the hurricane skips your area.

Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
5 days ago
1,321 posts

@ken-hulme I'm glad to learn you have arrived home all in one piece!  Y'all batten down the hatches and stay safe!  

Ken Hulme
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme
5 days ago
1,988 posts

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...."  Almost everything went perfect -- flight over, visiting friends and family in Sussex and Lincolnshire, Orkney and the Scottish Borders. 

Our Clan chief, the 15the Earl Home passed away about 10 days before the Queen.  His son, Michael succeeded as 16th Earl, and Charles succeeded a King Charles III.  The Clan Gathering went really well, and our new Chief was able to attend even though he's a member of The Company of Archers --  the Royal bodyguards when in Scotland.  We even saw him on TV as part of the processions and parades of the royal funeral.

Then we went down to Birmingham and ran into snags.  First Sally got Covid (relatively mild), which deleted our canalboat trips and delayed  our flight home.  Then an Aer Lingus SNAFU has our luggage somewhere at Birmingham International (we have iTrackers on them) and cost us a $175 taxi ride from B'ham to London Heathrow airport (all good there).  Caught a British Airways flight to the Dulles, near DC. Then home today to Florida.

And now.... we face the possibility of a hurricane!

Don Grundy
Don Grundy
@don-grundy
one month ago
187 posts

Sounds like a magnificent triip.  ENJOY!

Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
one month ago
2,082 posts

Yeah that does sound awesome Ken. Have a great time!  Don't catch covid.




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Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
one month ago
1,321 posts

Safe travels, Ken!  I hope you have a delight-filled visit to what sound like magical places.  

Ken Hulme
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme
one month ago
1,988 posts

Off to the UK tomorrow morning early.  Spending four weeks seeing old friends, Lady Sally's sister, The Ring of Broca on Orkney and other archaeological delights,  plus spending 4 nights at Wedderburn Castle attending the Clan Home/Hume Gathering for the first time and visiting/revisiting many of the Clan sights around the Scottish East March.