Scotland Road Trip Part I: From the Lakes to Glasgow

After spending half a week touring around the lakes, Lucas, my parents and I headed out on a road trip of Scotland. We’d taken them up Catbells, around our hometown as well as Ambleside, Bowness and Keswick, the Lake District staples. It was time to head north in our trusty hire car. (The fiesta would…

How to Survive a Day at the Races

The nearby Cartmel Racecourse hosts several weekends of horse racing in the summer, and I had heard they were a lot of fun. I hadn’t been to a horse race since I was a kid up in New Hampshire at rockingham park, and it had been fun then, so why not now? I’m not a…

 Summer in the Lakes

Everyone tells me that Cumbria gets the worst weather in England, and it seems to be true.  This summer is unlike one I’ve ever experienced at home in the states; I can count the number of times I’ve worn shorts all day on one hand and the temperature seems stuck in the 60’s most days….