So, I'm starting to think about my trip to Great Britain in June - yay! Lots of rambling here, so I'll cut...
So, first, timing: has to include June 11, the date that anonypooh (did that work? *G*) has gotten us tickets for "Guys and Dolls", with Ewan MacGregor - but have to go to my niece's graduation on June 3.
So, that got me thinking... if I could have an IDEAL Scottish vacation - which is impossible - what would I like to see, do, hear? I've got a hell of a lot more "links" to Scotland than I realize... (damn, Travis is playing my favorite song... "The Circle Only Has One Side"... *sigh).
So, if I could I would:
-See anonypooh, freakspawn and domslass! (hopefully check! *G*)
-See a play or musical in England, preferably with a Scottish actor (check! *L*)
-See a play at the Traverse or the Royal Lyceum in Edinburgh - preferably with Billy Boyd in it - *G*
-Spend a day doing touristy stuff in Edinburgh (preferably with a couple of hints from Kam!)
-See a play at the Citizens in Glasgow - preferably with Billy Boyd in it - of course!
-See the House for an Art Lover, the Glasgow School of Art, Rennie MacIntosh's house and any museum exhibits on Rennie MacIntosh (*loves Arts and Crafts*!)
-Spend a day just sightseeing in Glasgow
-Hear a good traditional Scottish group; would love to see Phil Cunningham and Aly Bain play... *sigh*
- Spend at least a day on the coast - Isle of Skye? Preferably someplace with good photographic opportunities, such as viewable nesting puffins, or gannets - something that's easier to see in Scotland than in America. And would love to see the town that was in "Local Hero"... or something like it!
- Spend a day in the Highlands - again, to see birds or whild animals. I'm not expecting to be blown away by the scenery, simply because I expect it to look a lot like Alaska, or northern Canada - but I would love to see some animals unique to Scotland!
So... I'm thinking, after seeing the play on a Saturday night, of taking the train to Glasgow on Sunday; stay there Sunday night and Monday night and catch a play one of those nights (but will theatres be closed then?!); take the train to Edinburgh on Tuesday morning, stay there Tuesday night and catch a play; take the train to Inverness on Wednesday and continue on to Skye (I hear the train ride from Inverness to the port you take the ferry to Skye from is beautiful!); stay on Skye Wednesday night and Thursday night (photograph birds, try to catch traditional music, and take in the shore); get back to Inverness on Friday; take a day in the Highlands if possible (Friday night); get back to London through Glasgow or Edinburgh; stay in London Saturday night; leave (*sob*) Sunday night.
Darn... that's a lot of traveling!!!!! Hope the trainrides don't take too long... and I'm going to travel as light as possible.
What do you think, Brits? Does that sound doable, or am I crazy?
*sigh* Travis is singing "Why does it always rain on me?" *G*