pastor's blog

Swing Yer Partna

Yesterday was our anniversary, so naturally | was thinking about my dearly beloved all day.  I called a little after midnight here on the day following our anniversary, so it was about 5:10 p.m. back home and Nancy said it counted as being on our anniversary since that's when it was received.   The name "Nancy" is derivative of the word for Grace.

Arriving in Iona

The flights from Cedar Rapids to Detroit to Amsterdam and then Glascow were easy.  From the airport I caught a bus to the train station and then took a train north to Oban, a ferry to Mull, a bus across the Isle of Mull to a ferry to Iona.  Since Iowa time is six or seven hours behind Iona time I traveled for about 26 hours and still had lots of daylight left.  The people were all very kind- I missed the bustop at Queen's Street Station because I couldn't understand through the thick Scottish accent, so the bus driver helped me find a bus back the other direction.  My luggage went a separat