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Peebles, Scotland – Round Two

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Since our house sit in Vancouver that ended in late May, I’ve been to Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Albany, Milwaukee, Stevens Point, Royalton, Denver, Door County, Madison, and back to Milwaukee. Just listing these locations makes me tired yet it’s where my people live so its been the best of times.

We arrived June 30 in Peebles, Scotland which is the first place we have returned to since we started our adventure. Both house sits invited us back to care for their pets. As Peebles is one of our favorite places, we were more than happy to return. And, after all the visits in the US, it’s a great place to relax and regroup.

Our first week was at Hannah’s with the dogs Rusty and Nell, and her cats Sparkles and Ernie. Each morning the dogs and I walked through the enchanted woods where fairies and elves live.

Now we have moved over to Julie’s with Misty the whippet. Our morning walk takes us up to a ridge overlooking the rolling hills, the patches of foxglove and grassy meadows of Scotland. Each morning I’m inspired by the sweet smell of the morning dew and the sound of the wind.

Hiking trails cover the countryside and we plan to hike as many as time allows. Bob, Misty and I took our first hike following the River Tweed past the Neidpath Castle, built in the 14th century. We continued up the ridge overlooking wooly grazing sheep and a picturesque view of Peebles.

Oh, almost forgot. Bob and I both had birthdays in July. Bob celebrated with an ice cream cone. We celebrated my birthday with lunch at an 11th century hunting lodge, a place where royalty hung out. Happy Birthday to us.

In between the spots of rain, we plan many more hikes and cherish every minute in magical Peebles before heading to the French Alps in mid August.

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Author: janeelizabethmarko

Jane travels the world with her husband Bob. Looking for a long term housesitters? S

7 thoughts on “Peebles, Scotland – Round Two

  1. Hey, have you run into any scottie dogs over there? We still have our Talley but she has bladder cancer😢 I really enjoy your photography and video clips. Miss you

  2. It is so very beautiful! It looks extremely peaceful and tranquil…a wonderful respite from all your worldly adventures. I am envious of the scenery! Enjoy this special time in Scotland!

  3. Wow….living vicariously through you! And anxiously awaiting the book you and Bob will be writing about this most wonderful adventure!

  4. Lovely to have met you, Jane. I hope you’ll be back next year again. Meanwhile, enjoy your travels.

  5. Happy belated birthday

  6. Revisiting Scotland must have allowed one trip on the low road and one on the high road.

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