CAA Manitoba Fall 2018 - Page 43

Majestic Eilean Donan Castle; Skye’s Old Man of Storr rock (top left); Edinburgh’s bustling Old Town (left) Iron Age. With our thirst for Scottish culture quenched, it’s time for some city life. We camp on the outskirts of the Scottish capital and take the tram downtown, where winding, cobblestone streets would test even the best of drivers. In the city, the kids love the zoo, while my wife and I enjoy a Your Two Cents Share your thoughts about this issue. stroll through Edinburgh’s Old Town. I persuade the family to take one last hike: a manageable climb up Arthur’s Seat, an extinct volcano with glorious views of the city. Finally, it’s time to point the car back toward Glasgow. On our way, we spend a day exploring Dumfries and Galloway, my ancestral home. We visit the church where my great- grandparents married before setting off to Canada on their “honeymoon”— never to return to Scotland. We linger as long as we can, but the car is due back in Glasgow soon. After dropping it off at the car hire, we savour one last meal. Despite a few hiccups, our road trip has been full of family memories—new and old—and there’s no way I’d rather see Scotland. FREE MATURE DRIVER REFRESHER COURSE Manitoba’s varying road conditions highlight the importance of refreshing our driving skills as we age. The Mature Driver Workshop is designed for experienced drivers who want to brush up on their skills and enhance their driving performance. • Increase your confidence and driving ability • Learn about updated traffic laws and road safety rules • Brush up on defensive driving techniques • Learn how to compensate for changes in hearing, vision, flexibility and reaction time TO REGISTER, CONTACT Safety Services Manitoba at (204) 949-1085 or 1-800-661-3321 (toll-free). Serving Rural Manitoba. The Mature Driver workshop is free for drivers 55 and older. Send comments to magazine@ CAA MANitoBA FAll 2018 43