It’s been a couple years since my last visit to the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens in Palm Desert. I usually avoid heading east away from Los Angeles. There’s something about the desert that just
About an hour’s drive south from Edinburgh is the fabulous remnants of Melrose Abbey. I visited there briefly one afternoon. What a treat!
A Little History
The Scottish king, David I, founded the abbey in 1136 as a Cistercian monastery. These monks, like the Benedictines, followed the Rule of St. Benedict, which called for...
When I was young Sir Walter Scott’s Ivanhoe was required reading, something which didn’t appeal to most of us. Of course, I survived that tale and Scott’s other romantic efforts. As an adult, I was ready to visit Scott’s home, Abbotsford. What I didn’t expect was