Although the people of Scotland speak English, I don’t know what they ever said. Here you are on the Royal Mile outside of Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Castle itself and Stirling Castle closer to Glasgow. May you be carried across the rivers, lakes and ocean to neighboring Wales and Ireland. Love you.
The rest of the country is so beautiful – Enjoy the ancient burial grounds at Stonehenge where you and your spirit will coexist with all the spirits of the past, including alien :). The Cotswold’s, where beautiful countryside meets small ageless villages. Liverpool was not the prettiest but the Beatles could use your company. The castles at Warwick and Alnwick where you were thrown off the tower :(. Lakes National Park where the country is the country with waterfalls and mountains and the Forrest of Nottingham, where Robin Hood stole from the rich and gave to the poor. Enjoy!
So you finally made it to your namesake. Of course I overdid it, there’s a little bit of you everywhere. I still can’t believe you are gone, taken, and missing all the beauty that life has. You will forever live in me.
In Spain’s Basque country. Beautiful beaches (where you lay), wonderful restaurants, cobblestoned streets, upscale shops and local wines. Perfect you!
Enjoy the beauty and the voyage in between the islands of Espalmador (a privately owned and uninhabited island) and Formentera .
Our trip to Mexico City was the last flight we took together as neither of us knew what was to come or what would be missed. I think you fell in love with Mexico when we went to Guadalajara but realized there was so much more economic diversity and beauty during this trip. You’ll be forever part of Mexico City on top of the Pyramid of the Sun.
This year I decided to take the girls to a Padre game in your honor and for our anniversary. I left you at the spot (the popcorn cart) where you and I began something more than a friendship, the place we were caught by our boss being a little too close (since it was a company event) and the place where his wife Bridget told us we made a good couple, in 2004.
Zeus and I went to the Dog beach so you know it had to be a special day. Then we went up to see Deni and Hercules where we enjoyed each other’s company in your honor, you’d be proud of your baby sister. Deni and I had dinner at the old person restaurant in Rancho Bernardo taking advantage of the early-bird special and without getting any older, another birthday has passed…just like old times :).
My love, Ralph turned 50 and the girls and I went out to Albuquerque to visit. He surprisingly has a new baby also, it was a big secret. She is beautiful. He doesn’t have chickens anymore…..told ya’. I remember our trip out there and Santa Fe….how much you loved the turquoise jewelry and open space. I left you with them and Albuquerque for ever more. I love you.
I don’t know baby, Madrid was just okay to me, worse than Italy by a long shot. However you made it to the annual Christmas Tree lighting ceremony in front of the old palace which is now a shopping mall. It was packed with people walking all over you 🙁 but who knows where that will take you. I miss you.