Tuesday, June 28, 2011

You take the high road and I'll take the low road...

I'm back from my trip...pretty recovered from my jet lag, with tons of pics from my trip.

I arrived in Scotland on June 10, and had a bit of trouble getting into the country. I forgot my friend's address for customs, so I was detained, questioned quite a bit about how I know the Turners (how do you explain friendships through Rockabilly music and Viva Las Vegas?). Customs attempted to phone them, but they weren't at home since Lynn was at work and Keith was at the airport to pick me up. Keith didn't answer his mobile since it was a withheld number.

They finally decided I wasn't trying to enter illegally, and let me through "this time." I went to curbside pick up and found Keith's truck parked illegally, and just waited there for about 20 minutes figuring he would be back. Big hugs and we drove back through Edinburgh to his and Lynn's place. I'd been flying all night and was determined to stay up all day into the night to adjust my sleep schedule and it worked. That first day after a long afternoon visit with Keith and Lynn, we went to see our friend Kenny, who was playing sax at a pub that night.

The truck was parked illegally, so when some cops showed up, we thought they would want us to move, but they just wanted to talk to Keith about his truck. I had to snap a photo with the cops because they were so cute!

I discovered that it doesn't get dark until after 11 PM in June in Scotland.

On the way back to the Turner's place, we stopped and got some fried Mars Bars...mmmm....

That's it for my first day...I will write more about Edinburgh and Scotland later...I have to say that this trip was better than I had anticipated. My hosts were wonderful and all the people I met who I didn't know already were so nice. I am missing them all as I write this.


Straight Talking Mama! said...

Hey Kim, that's so funny I didn't know that's who you were staying with in Scotland, lovely lovely people!

Straight Talking Mama! said...

AND can you ask Kenny if he was busking in a TV show filmed in Edinburgh called Case Histories I'm sure I spotted a guy who looked like him in it!

Kim Bombshell said...

Yep, that was him! It aired while I was there and we watched it together.

They are lovely people. They really took care of me :-)

Tara said...

It looks like a great trip, albeit with a rocky start! I have family from the UK and when I was 5 we took a road trip from England to Scotland. I recall the countryside was just so pretty! Even though it was summer, the temperatures were chilly!

Your friend's truck is just drop dead amazing! I love the picture of you with the two officers! You look so so cute! I am also loving those bangs on you even more!!

Dolly Cool Clare said...

Kim, you know we almost met - but didn't! I was trading at the Ink, Iron & Kustom show that you were supposed to be going too! John from the Originals Hot Rod Club told me you were supposed to be coming down with Keith, but due to distance etc and you going to the Rave, you were not going to make it. It was through your blog that John saw my blog, and offered me the pitch at the show - which was awesome for me BTW! - so thank you! Hope to meet you at another event some day :)

Kim Bombshell said...

Dolly! I totally thought we were going to that show, but Keith told me the hotel was sold out, so we decided not to go. I saw John at the Rave. He is such a nice guy. I'm glad it worked out well for you at his show.

Tara, I was wearing my jacket the whole time I was there! Their warm summer day was like our cold winter days here.


Wow !!!! Seems that R'n'R is a good rejuvenate cure. You looks have 25 years ! WOW !
Love the pics with policemen.

Great to hear wonderfull news about your trip. Have fun :)


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