Countdown to Scotland


In just a month I’ll be on my way to Scotland, land of golf, caber tossing, and Ewan McGregor! My plane tickets are in my possession, and I’m checking out travel guides. And re-reading The Game of Kings, by Dorothy Dunnett.

Not that I will have much time to go wandering by myself. The tour has been exhaustively pre-planned by Music Contact International, the company that handles all of Vermont Public Radio‘s trips. My itinerary goes like this:

I’ve heard great things about Scotland, and this trip has been planned with great care by the organizers, but the thing I’m looking forward to most is spending time with host Willem Lange. Anyone who listens to VPR probably knows his voice. He’s the crusty fellow who always ends his folksy and thoughtful pieces by saying, “I gotta get back to work.” He’s a great guy, and most importantly, he was a friend of my Dad’s. I think of this trip partly as a tribute to my Dad, and I’ll be raising a whisky glass to him at least once (more likely several times). Slainte!

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Janice Dawley

Outdoorsy TV addict, artistic computer geek, loner who loves people.

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