Smile, Wednesday : Welcome to Scotland!

on January 19, 2011 in Scotland, Smile, Wednesday with 19 comments by

First of all, here are those crazy doors I was telling you about yesterday–

Makes more sense now, yes? Sorry- now you can see why that was such a challenge to describe.

Here’s my moment in the Amsterdam airport–

Free hour of wi-fi? Thank you, Dutch people, thank you. And thank you for your mad soccer skillz too. I appreciate that as well. And for your chocolate.

[ok, I’ll just stop there…..]

Here’s my room for the next month–

And here’s where all the snoozling will happen–

Don’t worry. I already hit my head twice on the white railing. I’m graceful like a swan and attentive like a hawk. Or graceful like a hawk and attentive like a swan. [Which is to say, not very graceful or attentive.]

And check out this view from my room. Yeah, that’s the ocean. [Actually, it’s where the Firth of Forth meets the North Sea. But who am I to get technical?]

I think I’m gonna like it here. 🙂


  1. posted on Jan 19, 2011 at 7:17 AM  |  reply

    can i come?

  2. posted on Jan 19, 2011 at 7:39 AM  |  reply

    A cozy room, a beautiful view, what’s not to like? Enjoy every minute!

  3. posted on Jan 19, 2011 at 7:44 AM  |  reply

    Beautiful! Soak it all in, every little sight, smell and sound. This month will fly by for you.

  4. posted on Jan 19, 2011 at 8:19 AM  |  reply

    Praying for your time there, Annie.

  5. posted on Jan 19, 2011 at 8:36 AM  |  reply


  6. posted on Jan 19, 2011 at 8:48 AM  |  reply

    It suits you well. Hugs…

  7. posted on Jan 19, 2011 at 8:55 AM  |  reply

    So excited for you, Annie! 🙂

  8. posted on Jan 19, 2011 at 8:57 AM  |  reply

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  9. posted on Jan 19, 2011 at 10:49 AM  |  reply

    That view is amazing!

  10. posted on Jan 19, 2011 at 11:54 AM  |  reply

    Yay! I am so excited for you and can’t wait to see how your journey folds out there! Thanks for the picture of the doors – I totally needed that to see what you were talking about.

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    posted on Jan 19, 2011 at 12:56 PM  |  reply

    Ahhh… the Firth of Fourth. It’s just never not fun to say.

  12. posted on Jan 19, 2011 at 2:55 PM  |  reply

    Beautiful, Annie- love the room! I keep looking at those crazy doors in the airport and thinking they remind me of new opportunities. God BLESS you in this time in Scotland- may it surpass beautifully all you have asked or imagined 🙂 Go get it, sister!

  13. posted on Jan 19, 2011 at 4:52 PM  |  reply

    Enjoy your time there Annie! I love reading your journey! And…those doors really are Narnian like. Love it!


  14. posted on Jan 19, 2011 at 6:39 PM  |  reply

    This is awesome! Soak up your time there.

  15. posted on Jan 19, 2011 at 8:35 PM  |  reply

    Those doors are scary. Did anyone there explain to you the purpose of those doors? And reading back on your previous post, I totally don’t blame you for not walking through them.

  16. posted on Jan 20, 2011 at 9:15 AM  |  reply

    enjoy every second. you learn more from traveling than all the books in the world…
    blessed travels.
    oh, and please have a Guinness for moi:)

  17. posted on Jan 20, 2011 at 3:28 PM  |  reply

    beautiful!! love your view and all your Scottish knowledge 🙂

  18. posted on Jan 22, 2011 at 9:39 PM  |  reply

    Wow! that looks amazing!

  19. posted on Jan 27, 2011 at 2:17 PM  |  reply

    I love the Firth of Forth – I got such a kick out of that name 🙂


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