Spent the entire afternoon yesterday online in the Stirling central library. Lovely old building with views of the old town roofs from the second floor reference area. Got lost on the way to the library, but it was an interesting wander. If I hadn’t stopped into the tourist info shop on the way, I’d have wandered even more. You have to register to use the internet here, and now I have a library card. Not sure it’ll get me books checked out, but it’s a library card. My second one in the UK—the first one is from Gairloch ten years ago. This morning, after having tea, yogurt, and chocolate hobnobs for breakfast, I went to the bus station and booked my return ticket to London. I leave 9:30pm, arrive just before 7am. Then I am heading to either Wales or Cornwall, I haven’t figured out which. I’m still hunting for Keith, my British husband who I haven’t seen in 7 years. He was in Wales the last I heard from him, so that’s where I’m concentrating my search. Before booking my ticket, I stopped into the Lush store in the Thistles mall and chatted up the salespeople there. Sonja and Casey were great, and gave me a few samples to try out on my travels. Of course, Matilda got her picture taken with them.
After talking to the council office, they gave me a number to call in Wales to look for Keith. They said that since he was born there and last seen there, that was a better place to start looking. And thus why I am heading to that part of the country.
Have been here at the library again for about 2 ½ hours. I’m starving hungry, so will leave soon and eat. Tomorrow I may take the Stirling ‘back walk’ around the castle. Doesn’t seem too strenuous for me (except for the huge hill to get to the walk!).
I hear the church bells tolling the ¾ hour. The UK is lovely, and I adore the old towns and villages.
Talksoon, my friends. I’m off to find more adventures.