On the cusp of adventure…Alba bound!

Well, I’m sitting here at the airport contemplating the adventure upon which I’m about to embark. Several years ago I probably would never have even considered flying over 4,000 miles away to ramble through the Scottish Highlands on my own (for the first week at least), but this is yet another thing you can chalk up to Diana Gabaldon writing a book.

Not only did reading Outlander directly influence my desire to see the Highlands myself, but it also introduced me to an entire world of new friends with common interests. These common interests and the desire to share in the Outlander community has already led me to Los Angeles, Seattle and San Diego this year. In those places I have met fabulous people with whom I discovered I have way more in common than just Outlander. Some of these people have become really close friends (you know who you are!).

I have also been privileged to make many friends online through Twitter and Facebook groups as well as through this blog, several of whom have been absolutely invaluable in planning this trip.  I have had offers of trip planning advice and more places to stay than I have nights planned for this trip, I think. I just want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has helped me make this trip a reality.

For those of you who haven’t made it to Scotland yet, or those who haven’t made it back recently enough, I will do my absolute best to keep you up to date on all of my adventures. I’ll be hitting the ground running tomorrow afternoon and don’t expect to stop until I board the flight back home in just over two weeks! For the first week it’s just me, but next week I’ll be joined by the lovely and talented Candida Nunez.  Between the two of us, I promise there will be adventures to write home about and I fully expect to fill the blog with pictures!

Goodbye for now! I have a plane to catch. I’ll meet you back here from the other side of the Atlantic soon!

–Mandy

13 thoughts on “On the cusp of adventure…Alba bound!

  1. Oh a Mhandy, I can’t express how happy I am for you. Sound like a broken record by now, but I truly feel it in my heart. Have a great time, this kind of online friend will be waving from all the way on the other side of the country at 10 AM sharp to see you off to Scotland for sure 🙂
    Hugs and all and a great time with the big guy! x

  2. What a wonderful idea! I hope you have a great trip. I always have wanted to see Scotland. Very much looking forward to your adventures. Enjoy yourself!

  3. Sing me a song
    Of a lass that is gone
    Say could that lass be Mandy?
    Merry of soul she sailed on a day
    Over the sea to Skye

    Billow and breeze, islands and seas
    Mountains of rain and sun
    All that is good, all that is fair
    All that is she is there –

    Sing me a song
    Of a lass that is gone
    Say could that lass be Mandy?
    Merry of soul she sailed on a day
    O’er the sea to Alba!!

    This is what I sang hiking today with red Frasier and black Zack!
    Have a wonderful, memorable, Outlanderish journey, Sassenach!!

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