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Glasgow with Aunt Margaret

Lunch with Ross

sunny 60 °F

This morning I drove and picked up Aunt Margaret and then we drove to Kilmarnock. We took the train to Glasgow. It's a very nice train ride and the weather was sunny. We got to Glasgow and just started walking around. We walked all the way down Buchanan Street, going into many different shops. We walked into Princes Square and looked at some stores in there. We then went up to George Square and sat out in the sun, while waiting for Ross to come off the train from Edinburgh. Ross met up with us and we all walked around for awhile and then went to DiMaggios's to get some late lunch. We had a nice time talking during lunch. We left there and walked down Sauchiehall street for awhile. We ended up in an outdoor cafe for about an hour. Ross had to catch a flight at 8:00pm, so he walked us to the train station. It was fun seeing you again Ross, thanks for coming to meet us. Margaret and I took the train home. We then drove from Kilmarnock to Mauchline. It was the Scottish Junior Football final today between New Cumnock and Auchinleck, so of course we hit that traffic on the way back. There were people standing out on the road, cheering New Cumnock on. They won 2 -1. Great day Aunt Margaret, thanks!

I have been in Scotland two weeks now and unfortunately during my time here, there has been two terror attacks. I am only 160 miles from Manchester and about 320 miles from London. I was on the continent during the other attack on London. Walking around Glasgow today was a little scary. I found myself turning around and looking behind me when I heard a loud noise. There were so many police officers walking all around Glasgow. We overheard many people talking about the terror attacks. At George Square we walked around the statue that people had placed flowers at after the Manchester attack. I am so sad that it is not the same world that I grew up in. My heart goes out to all the families members who lost loved ones or who were injured in these attacks. I realized that while I am out traveling, many people lives have been lost or changed forever. That is a reality we all have to carry with us, whether we are home or away.

Posted by Daniellecand 00:28 Archived in Scotland

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