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.
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.
The Keeners went to Scotland for vacation from May 10 to May 21. Highlights included visits with Sally’s relatives, various pubs, shopping, Dave pulling a muscle, various pubs and limping around places like Glasgow.
Due to the extreme lack of snow on the East Coast, the regularly scheduled Killington ski trip to Vermont morphed into a last minute excursion to Salt Lake City, Utah, from December 30 to January 1, 2007. Dave went to several ski resorts, including the Alta ski resort, accompanied by friends Ian Watson and Lucia Capuano from Scotland.
David Keener, skiing at the Alta Ski Resort in Utah in December 2006. It was the middle of winter, and the only place in the US with snow worth skiing was the Rocky Mountains.
David and Sally Keener visited Scotland for vacation from November 18 – 28, where they got to enjoy seven days of rain (out of ten days). Hey, this is what happens when you visit Scotland during the rainy season.
David Keener attended the 64th World Science Fiction Convention in Anaheim, CA, from August 23 to August 27. One of the highlights of the trip was a visit to the bridge of the Starship Enterprise. Dave also supported the convention by working as a volunteer.
The Keeners went to Scotland for vacation from April 16 to April 25. Highlights included visits with Sally’s relatives, shopping, various pubs and indoor skiing at the new XScape center adjacent to the Braehead Mall.
The Keeners visited the Lake Anna cabin of Andrea and Roger Monaghan. The cabin is advertised on the web as Lake Cabin Retreat, and is a splendid rental. Highly recommended.
David Keener attended Interaction, the 63rd World Science Fiction Convention in Glasgow, Scotland, from August 4 to August 8. The convention coincidentally took place during David and Sally Keener’s regular vacation to Scotland.