I’ve Been Everywhere, Man

img_2377Alistair, at Enterprise Rent-A-Car, commented the other day when I returned my third rental, “Wow!  You put over 1,200 miles on this last car, and at least 1,000 or more on the other two you rented before!  You get around!  You’ve been to more places in Scotland in the last 2 months than I’ve been to since I arrived 6 years ago from Lithuania!”

Out of curiosity, I decided to highlight the roads on my atlas which I’ve traveled on to visit various locales on this trip alone.  Alistair is right, I have managed to get around to a lot of wonderfully beautiful places!

Then another thought crossed my mind which might be fun; “I’ll try writing my own version of the lyrics to a familiar song, made popular by Johnny Cash…”

I’ve Been Everywhere

I was toting my pack along the narrow, winding, country way,

When along came Lindsay, Pat and Deirdre with a plan for the day,

If you’re going to adventures, Claud, with me you can ride,

And so I climbed into the car and then I settled down inside,

They asked me if I’d seen a road with so many Coos and Lambs,

And I said, “Listen! I’ve travelled every road in this here land!”

 

I’ve been everywhere, man,

I’ve been everywhere,

Crossed the Munros high, man,

I’ve breathed the mountain air, man,

Travel, I’ve had my share, man,

I’ve been everywhere.

 

I’ve been to:

Dingwall, Ahoghill, Elgin, Drum Castle,

Kildrummy, Grandtully, Huntly, Threave Castle,

Cawdor, Fearnmore, Aviemore, Dornoch,

Loch Broom, Tomintoul, Gracehill, Gairloch,

Montrose, Fortrose, Inverness, Easter Frew,

Burghead, Peterhead, Shieldaig, Inverewe,

I’m a Frew!

I’ve been everywhere, man,

I’ve been everywhere,

Crossed the Munros high, man,

I’ve breathed the mountain air, man,

Travel, I’ve had my share, man,

I’ve been everywhere.

I’ve been to:

Whithorn, Findhorn, Deskford, Mid Frew,

Torridon, Strathdon, Culloden, South Frew,

Rannoch, Avoch, Aberfeldy, Blair Castle,

Ellon, Kippen, Cullen, Crathes Castle,

Stirling, Loch of Skene, Aberdeen, Wigtown,

Banchory, Crathie, Buckie, Randallstown,

I get around!

I’ve been everywhere, man,

I’ve been everywhere,

Crossed the Munros high, man,

I’ve breathed the mountain air, man,

Travel, I’ve had my share, man,

I’ve been everywhere.

 I’ve been to:

Edinkillie, Dalbeattie, Killiecrankie, Garlieston,

Kirkcudbright, Loch Maree, Inverurie, Collieston,

Fochabers, Ballater, Strathpeffer, Girvan,

Loch Carron, Portgordon, Pitmedden, Cairnryan,

Dumfries, Portknockie, New Abbey, Auchindrean,

Forres, Crathes, Letters, Achnasheen,

See what I mean?

I’ve been everywhere, man,

I’ve been everywhere,

Crossed the Munros high, man,

I’ve breathed the mountain air, man,

Travel, I’ve had my share, man,

I’ve been everywhere.

 I’ve been to:

Antrim, Drum, Glenbuchat, Castle Roy,

Loch Garve, Braemar, Nairn, Portsoy,

Lossiemouth, Pitlochry, Alford, Cairn ‘O Mount,

Bogendreip, lots of sheep, Dunkeld, Stormont,

Ballymena, Crossmichael, Blair Atholl, Connor,

Castle Douglas, Applecross, Belfast, Leadmore,

Is there more?

I’ve been everywhere, man,

I’ve been everywhere,

Crossed the Munros high, man,

I’ve breathed the mountain air, man,

Travel, I’ve had my share, man,

I’ve been everywhere.

Well….. almost!

After I highlighted the roads I’ve travelled on this trip, I also highlighted other routes I’ve also taken on previous trips.  Below is the revised map with all roads highlighted. img_2387As you can see, there are still a few  areas I haven’t explored very much!

And yes, I’m already thinking that will be my  trip next year – the places I might manage to visit might look something like this:

2017-trip

I can dream after all – and enjoy my dreams come true.

I have just a five days left before I head back home on Sunday.  Lindsay and I are ‘hanging out’ together, doing a bit of genealogy, (I’m writing blogs!), and generally enjoying each other’s company while we still can.  We might even manage to get in a visit to one more castle!

 

 

 

Author: Claudia Frew

Adventuresome, independent, and fun-loving American 64-year young great-grandmother who loves to travel; often going solo!

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