Sunday, May 24, 2015

Isle of Skye to Dunkeld

It is Sunday and we are on our drive from Isle of Skye to Dunkeld. Our drive is taking us along the beautiful shores of Loch Ness, no monster sighting yet but the day is still young. We just finished a unique treat of visiting Leault Farm where we had the opportunity to not only witnesses the operation of a functioning sheep farm but to work as well.  We will now continue our scenic Highland drive through Cairngorms National Park and Glen Garry to the Victorian mountain resort of Pitlochry. 

Juan Johnson, Jr. after his brave efforts to shear a sheep.

Ronnie Ellis lovingly nursing a baby lamb.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Glasgow, Scotland

We have finally made it to our hotel in the beautiful heart of downtown Glasgow! We have had the opportunity to settle in and are now preparing for our "Welcome Dinner" with our tour guide, Andrew.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Awaiting Flight

Our group has made it safely to the airport.  We are awaiting the seven-hour flight to Amsterdam and then on to Glasgow.

Pictured above is one of our student scholarship winners,
Juan Johnson, Jr., awaiting his first flight and trip abroad.

Departing Washington Dulles International Airport

Edgecombe Community College's travel program is off to Washington Dulles Airport! The flight leaves at 5:45 in the afternoon and it arrives in Amsterdam at 12:10 PM tomorrow. Then off to Glasgow, Scotland from there.
Pictured above are a few of the 25 travelers going to Scotland.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Welcome Aboard!

Welcome to our ECC Travel Abroad blog! Our merry group of twenty-five travelers will depart in less than 24 hours.  We are very excited about your taking time to embark on this 7-day journey with us. While traveling with us you will have the opportunity to visit the beautiful country of Scotland.

Each day, Dr. Lamm, other travelers, or I will update you on the themes and sites of the day. We are scheduled to depart for Glasgow, Scotland, on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, and return on Wednesday, May 27, 2015. During our jaunt, we will make stops in Isle of Sky, Dunkeld, Edinburgh, and of course, a visit to the world famous St. Andrews. The forecast during our travels is expected to be in the mid-fifties to low sixties -- an excellent forecast! We are looking forward to a great sightseeing and educational adventure.

As we take care of some final details, the level of enthusiasm amongst our group continues to grow and we are glad to have you participate in the journey with us. Take care and we will see you soon...ALL ABOARD! 

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Welcome Back

Welcome back to the ECC Travel Abroad Program blog!

Make plans now to join us on our upcoming trip to Scotland, May 20-27, 2015. Just click the image below for more information.

While you're here, read some of our previous posts and see pictures from our 2014 Baltic Capitals Cruise, our 2013 trip to Great Britain, and our 2012 trip to Spain.

Follow along as we blog about our journey beginning on May 20, 2015.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Baltic Capitals Cruise - Final Post

Nineteen people from Eastern North Carolina sailed on a nine-day cruise on the Baltic Sea.

The photo shows the group enjoying their last dinner together before they reached the port in Copenhagen, Denmark, where all passengers disembarked and headed home. Visiting the six capitals of Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Russia, Finland, and Sweden created memories filled with rich history and culture.

ECC students Brenquitta Webb and Jennah Summerlin benefited from this life-altering experience, exploring cultures, traditions, customs, and history unlike their own....experiencing the trip of a lifetime.  

Until we meet again...