Scotland Trip

David and Sally Keener toured Scotland, Sally’s homeland, from May 14th to May 27th. Highlights included a highland journey to scenic Loch Lomond, dinner at the famous Drover’s Inn, a guided tour of the Cruacha Power Station (a water-based electrical generating plant tunneled into a granite mountain), shopping in Glasgow and many pubs. The top restaurant for this trip was the River House, situated next to a small lake and literally within view of Stirling Castle.

River House

Note: (2018/01/13) The River House was an elegant restaurant in Sterling, Scotland. It sat on the shore of a small lake with Sterling Castle looming beside it on its steep, commanding hill. I was sad to learn recently that it had closed.

RubyNation 2008 Progress Report

Plans for RubyNation, a new regional conference serving metropolitan DC and surrounding areas, is progressing nicely. The venue and budget have been finalized. The Call for Papers just closed earlier this week, and final selection of speakers will be done in a couple of days. Finally, registration will be opening shortly for this two-day conference, which will start on August 1, 2008.