Urquhart Castle
Jess on the Bridge
Nikon D7100 - NYC-Scotland (102 of 163)
And my backpack baby...
The view of Manhattan from Liberty Island

Scotland Day 4 – Loch Ness

Posted on December 21st, 2014 by Brent Life Photo/Video
Urquhart Castle

We had one more castle on our pass, and that was Urquhart Castle on the shore of Loch Ness. The first two castles were restoration projects, time capsules of an era long gone. This castle was nothing like that, it was in ruins, left to show the effect of time on its battered walls. The […]

Scotland Day 3 – The Road Up North

Posted on December 20th, 2014 by Brent Life Photo/Video
Jess on the Bridge

We started our day off with a hearty English breakfast at the B&B. I think it was the first time I’ve had beans for breakfast. We loaded our bags into our little Hyundai i10 and headed off. The road north was quiet, switching from double to single lane highways. I was finally getting the hang […]

Scotland Day 2 – The City of Stirling

Posted on December 11th, 2014 by Brent Life Photo/Video
Nikon D7100 - NYC-Scotland (102 of 163)

We rose at a decent time. The decision had been made for me to walk over to the car rental place while Jess and Krista packed up the room. It was about a 3.5 mile journey. The sun was jus rising as I hit Princes Street, walking down the cobble stone. I grabbed a cup […]

Scotland Day 1 – The Arrival

Posted on December 10th, 2014 by Brent Life Photo/Video
And my backpack baby...

As I get older, I like my sleep more and more, and can’t function without it. We were fortunate to get a direct flight from Newark to Edinburgh. It was a night flight, so we could be efficient on time, sleeping on the plane and arriving at 7am local time. I slept for about half […]

NYC Day 4 – The Final Tour

Posted on December 9th, 2014 by Brent Life Photo/Video
The view of Manhattan from Liberty Island

We started out our last day in New York early. We had tickets for a Liberty and Ellis island tour and were advised to come early. We a cafe to have a bite and take in some views of New York that we had yet to encounter. From the cafe, we had a great view […]

NYC Day 3 – The Run

Posted on December 4th, 2014 by Brent Life Photo/Video Run/Hike/Bike

The day started early. Jess had to get to the Staten Island ferry to catch a ride to the marathon start. Krista and I rode with her on the subway to her last stop. After saying our goodbye and good luck, Krista and I continued on the line up into downtown Manhattan. We revisited many […]

NYC Day 2 – The Walk

Posted on December 3rd, 2014 by Brent Life Photo/Video
Nikon D7100 - NYC-Scotland (29 of 163)

Krista would be coming later in the day, so gotĀ up and headed for our first task of the day, coffee. One of the things I resolved to do on this trip was to spend quality time with a mug/cup of coffee in hand and good company by my side each day. With aid of Yelp, […]

NYC Day 1 – Travel

Posted on December 2nd, 2014 by Brent Life Photo/Video
Oh she did...

This year has expanded my borders. A couple of months ago, I visited the eastern seaboard of the U.S. for the first time on a work trip and last month, we ventured out on a multi-city/country excursion to New York City and then to Scotland. We were in NYC for the NYC Marathon and decided, […]

A Tale of the New York City Marathon continued

Posted on November 14th, 2014 by Jess Run/Hike/Bike
View from the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

The gun went off and the crowd of people started to run up the bridge. The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge is the longest bridge span in the Americas and the 11th in the world. When it was built in the ’64, it was the longest in the world. We were on the bridge for close to 2 […]

A Tale of the New York City Marathon

Posted on November 13th, 2014 by Jess Run/Hike/Bike
Staten Island Ferry

It all started with arriving in New York on Friday night. With our backpacks on, we headed over to the race expo to pick up my race bib. After getting my bib, we walked around a bit looking at all of the NYC Marathon gear and the vendors. We took some moments to capture some […]