After leaving Edinburgh we traveled to Lockerbie, Scotland, where we celebrated Mass at the local Catholic parish. This was the town where the horrible air disaster took place in 1988.
It was all fresh in the locals’ minds in that the only person to be convicted of that crime had just died just days before our visit. A memorial garden, which we visited, had been erected in the local cemetery to honor the 270 dead. We spoke to numerous people who endured that ordeal. Their grief to this day is beyond words.
A few hours after leaving Lockerbie we drove through the ever-so-beautiful Lake District of England and even took a 45-minute cruise on the largest of the lakes, Windermere. We stayed at a hotel right on the lake, where a wedding was also taking place. It was all very enchanting.