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I am married to my loving husband for more than 38 years now. I am a mother to 3 beautiful children, until 11 years ago when I lost my youngest son. Since then my life is forever altered but yet unbroken....

My Travel Journal

"There isn't much I haven't shared with you along the road and through it all there'd always be tomorrow's episode" - Elton John

I started traveling around the world since early 80s when I had the opportunity to combine business trips with vacations. Then later when my rezeki is in abundance, there were numerous other trips along the way for vacations, most of the time with hubby and the kids when the timing is right. I have also started to compile the journal and photo-pages covering almost more than 25 years of world wide travel. Some destinations I visited just once, others many times. Many of those places are the obvious famous places people would like to visit but some, the casual traveler doesn't even think to try. I have placed links to my travel at the side bar of my personal page, My Life Reflections, and will be updating them from time to time.

My wish is to continue my travel and complete circumnavigate the globe, insyaAllah…

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Gretna Green, Scotland - The Runaway Marriages

"A heart deep in love has no patience..."

(Gretna Green - A venue for runaway marriages)

Date: 11 May 2017 (Thursday)
Route: Glasgow – Gretna Green 
Distance: 87 miles (1 hr 32 min)

After visiting the Glasgow Central Mosque and Islamic Centre, we drove out of the city and took the M74 southbound. The weather was moody and cloudy all the way to Gretna Green, a small town near the Scotland/England border.

(Rain is forecasted along the way)
(The cloud is clearing in the horizon)

Today we planned to cross the border of Scotland into England to Liverpool and stopped at a few interesting place of attractions along the way.

(A small border town)
(A brief stop for lunch)
(A beautiful sunny day in Gretna Green)
(A heavy meal of crispy, tasty Fish and Chips)

Gretna Green is a village in the south of Scotland famous for runaway weddings. It is in Dumfries and Galloway, near the mouth of the River Esk and was historically the first village in Scotland, following the old coaching route from London to Edinburgh. Gretna Green railway station serves both Gretna Green and Gretna. The Quintinshill rail crash, the worst rail crash in British history, occurred near Gretna Green in 1915.

(A souvenir shop) 
(A museum on the history of Gretna Green)
(A place to while away the time)

Steeped in history and magical charm, Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop is where couples have come to marry since 1754. Audio-visual displays bring to life the drama of Gretna Green runaway weddings and there is also a fascinating collection of memorabilia and artefacts from the days when couples crossed the border to take advantage of Scotland's lenient marriage laws.

(Interesting sculpture of a couple)
(Another unique sculpture in Gretna Green)

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