Mr. Q and I have officially set sail for Denmark, Norway, Scotland and England. Woo hoo!
We have some great plans made for our trip. We’re taking a castle tour in Copenhagen to see Kronborg Castle, Fredriksborg Castle and Fredensborg Castle all in one day. That’s alotta castles!
I’m really looking forward to visiting the open air museum in Oslo.
We’ll wander around Bryggen, the old Hanseatic wharf area in Bergen.
Maybe we’ll take the Funicular up to Mount Fløyen for the view, or maybe we’ll just wander around enjoying the overall ambiance of Bergen.
We’ll sail up the Sognefjorden to Flåm and do some hiking around the fjords.
We are looking forward to visiting Castle Dunvegan on the Isle of Skye, the seat of the MacLeod of MacLeod, chief of the Clan MacLeod. Mr. Q’s step-dad is a McLeod, so we have to see it just so that we can report back to him.
Our tour to Dunvegan also includes a whisky tasting, which should be interesting since neither of us are whiskey drinkers! But when in Rome … or in this case Scotland …
We plan to take a book lovers’ tour in Edinburgh, and maybe we’ll manage to also find the Circus Mews …
We’ve hired a private guide in Inverness to take us to Dunrobin Castle …
Can you tell that I like touring castles?
And we have the guide and her car for six full hours, so we plan to tour around and see as much as we can of the surrounding area. Perhaps we’ll run into Jaime and Claire (fingers crossed!) …
Most of all we are looking forward to having two solid weeks to chill out and not even think about things like day jobs, house work, yard work, and yes … even blog writing!
Although I was originally planning to take a blog break while on vacation, I ended up writing and scheduling a couple of blog posts to keep you mildly entertained while I am gone, but I won’t be posting from the ship. I also probably won’t find the time to respond to comments, so I’ve left my sister Debbie in charge of that. She’s under strict instructions to respond to comments and answer any questions that you might pose (if she can). By the way, my blog is set up to allow comments from anyone who has previously had a comment approved, but if you have never left a comment before your first comment will need to be approved and Debbie won’t be able to do that. So if you are new to commenting on q is for quandie, don’t think your comment got lost or is being ignored. I promise to approve you when I get back!
Debbie will also be holding down the fort at our house. She’s going to be house sitting so that our cat Lucy has some company. I’ve convinced her to mow the lawn for us while we’re gone, and hopefully she won’t let my houseplants die. But she flat out refused to paint any furniture for me, so that will have to wait until I come back too!