Ninja trip Day One

So I am boarded on a flight to Calgary that will take me to my international flight to Amsterdam. I am in the middle seat, but I am over the wings which is good. This flight is just supposed to be a short one and we are flying over the snow capped mountains right now.

My stomach is the only thing that is not sorting itself right away. Oh well, should be good for the next leg of the trip. Now that we are at cruising altitude, I have brought the tunes out. deadmau5 is my jam, love the while(1<2) album.

There is snow on the ground but it's beautifully sunny here in Calgary!

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So now I am aboard the flight and we are cruising at 41000 feet and I am more in the middle of the plane now.
The take off wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be, but it’s not over yet.

*note to self* email the person who booked my flight to have gluten free options to eat. I am starving and probably won’t eat until Amsterdam :/

On another note as well, we are almost flying over Glasgow right now, the end destination. Too bad we have to backtrack! But it be fun to visit a completely different area of the world.

More later!

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Scotland the Brave, Scotland….the home of Outlander

Ok, T- minus 8 sleeps now for the countdown to Scotland! I have visited the lovely United Kingdom 3 times already in my life, and that I can say is that even that, is not enough times! My Mom is a Scottish Lass so we have family all through out, and I am happy to say that for the first time ever, the Clan is gathering and it will be good.

I love visiting Scotland, everything is so rich with history and even though I am adopted, I feel a great sense of pride when I see my family crest in the Glasgow Cathedral. A verra braw feeling ‘ken?

Scotland also is the home of Single Malt Whisky (more on a later post) and Outlander, born of the brilliant mind of scholastically talented and sharp of wit Diana Gabaldon. Now I have been obsessed with this book series for many years, the first book was published in 1991. The 8th book Written in My Own Heart’s Blood was just released and just this year, Starz has produced a television series based on the book with Diana’s own approval, hereby known as Herself.

(The first 5 books as seen below are probably about the 3rd copy of each, and I have a hard cover of Fiery Cross in storage)

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What a treat. The book series are probably about the best I have ever read, and now there is a TV series with the perfect casting. Check out Starz for all the updates, but I for one as a die hard Outlander fan, fully approve.

Oh, and if you haven’t interacted yet with the lovely Diana Gabaldon on twitter or Facebook, you need to. She is so witty and amusing, I love to read her tweet interactions with the cast *Sheugs aka Sam Heughan and Cat, Caitriona Balfe* aka Jamie and Claire. *swoons*.

And, I am heading to Bonny Scotland in just over a week. *insert high-pitched unearthly screaming and gratuitous flaily fangirling* Yup.

I need to clear my devices etc. of unnecessary fodder so that I may enjoy and post all of my trip, I will post a few here and then link to my photobucket or my flickr account. Wish me luck on the flight, I am not a fan of flying…..like that will stop me

Cheers