Let’s get a little Outlandish!!

Fall is upon us and as usual that means that life tends to slow down a bit, so I have spent a lot of time reviewing my trip photos this weekend.  I have pretty much decided to post everything chronologically, but this post is going to be a little bit different.

Do we have any Outlander fans out there?  For those of you who aren’t, Wikipedia describes it as follows:  “Outlander is the first in a series of eight historical multi-genre novels by Diana Gabaldon. Published in 1991, it focuses on 20th century nurse Claire Randall, who time travels to 18th century Scotland and finds adventure and romance with the dashing James Fraser.”  Outlander is a hugely popular series, and any woman who reads the series quickly falls in love with Jamie.  As part of the promotion for the Outlander TV series, a Pocket Jamie was created that fans could print and cut out, and they were encouraged to take pictures with him and share them on social media.

I saw Diana Gabaldon at a book signing in Barrie, Ontario in June of this year which was thrilling.  I met her and had her autograph her latest book, Written in My Own Heart’s Blood, as well as my Pocket Jamie.  Then I went straight to the local Staples store and had my Pocket Jamie laminated.  Then he joined Mike and I on our trip of a lifetime to Paris, London, and Scotland.  Mike was a really good sport holding Pocket Jamie for photos whenever we remembered to (although we did forget some places), and I now want to share them with you.  I am also going to send a link for this post to Diana Gabaldon in hopes that she will be happy to hear all about Pocket Jamie’s adventures with the Taylors :).  I know many of you are now thinking that I have finally lost my mind, but this is Outlander folks!!  It’s huge, trust me!  Here we go, and don’t forget these photos are just for fun, so they are not particularly good quality :).

Jamie 1

The journey begins at Toronto Airport

Jamie 2

One of the love lock bridges in Paris.

Jamie 3

Jamie’s new friends at The Paris Catacombs

Jamie 4

The Paris Catacombs. Jamie thinks this guy might need a little dental work :).

Jamie 5

Jamie loved The Louvre!!

Jamie 6

Was Jamie a little nervous around the Beefeaters at the Tower of London?

Jamie 7

Tower Bridge, London

Jamie 8

Westminster Abbey, London

Jamie 9

Jamie in front of Buckingham Palace, London.

Jamie 10

Jamie loved his trip on the London Eye :).

Jamie 12

Even Jamie couldn’t get this guard at Windsor Castle to crack a smile.

Jamie 11

Jamie travelling back in time at the Roman Baths in Bath, England.

Jamie 13

Jamie wanted to time travel at Stonehenge, but I wouldn’t let him touch the stones. Read the synopsis for Outlander if you don’t get this one.

Jamie 14

Jamie contemplating whether or not to climb to the top of Scott’s Monument in Edinburgh, Scotland. It was a hell of a climb!

Jamie 15

Jamie wanted to fire the canon at Stirling Castle, Stirling, Scotland. Don’t worry, Mikey wasn’t cranky. He just rarely smiles for photos.

Jamie 16

Jamie and our tour guide, Scott, at Loch Lomond, Scotland.

Jamie 18

Look out Jamie!!! I think Nessie is coming! Loch Ness, Scotland.

Jamie 18

Walking the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Jamie 19

A view of Edinburgh from the top of the Nelson Monument on Calton Hill in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Jamie 20

The view from the top of Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh, Scotland.  This climb was a lot easier for Jamie than it was for me!

Jamie 21

Jamie taming a Highland Steer in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Jamie 22

After all these adventures, Jamie deserved a treat :).

Jamie 23

Now I’ve heard of eating haggis, but haggis potato crisps?? Do you think Jamie is brave enough to try them.

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26 Responses to Let’s get a little Outlandish!!

  1. Cayley says:

    This is awesome ❤

  2. bulldog says:

    Now if you wanted to take someone to pose for you every where I would have donned a kilt and taken any pose you wanted wherever you wanted… only thing I don’t have the hair he does…lol… this was a great share….

    • Tee Hee!! You walked right into this one Bulldog, and I can’t resist because by now you probably know what kind of a mind I have. Soooo, I need to know, would you wear anything under your kilt? It’s tradition not to you know :). There’s a hilarious scene in the TV show where the main character, Claire, is laying on the ground when one of the Scottish guys walks up close to her head, and he says to her, “See anything you like?” The look of disgust on her face was soooo funny :).

      • bulldog says:

        As I am from Scottish descent, I have a kilt and never wear anything under it as per instruction from my Grand Father…. I have always received praise from those that have inadvertently had the privilege of seeing an “up kilt” shot… why do you think Linda has stay 41 years with me ??

      • Oh Bulldog, I love your sense of humour! I knew you would have fun with my question, and you always make me laugh. Not that I’m saying your “up kilt” view would be something to laugh at. Linda is a lucky woman!!!

  3. You are hilarious–but personally I think Mikey is more handsome!

  4. TBM says:

    Dude Jamie gets around! What’s he wearing under the kilt? And I finally finished the first book this weekend. Only took me forever and a day. Seven more? Really?

  5. I love to photograph nature too. We live on a beautiful planet don’t we? Thanks for visiting my blog :).

  6. Hahaa, oh my word this was PERFECT. I love how into this series you are! It makes me want to pick the books up immediately. What an awesome idea to take pictures of Jamie along your adventure. I think my fave photo is the one of Tower Bridge, it looks the most realistic and I love that his eye-line is looking along the bridge. The Highland Steer one is pretty epic too though. 😉 I hope the author does decide to check out this post because I’m sure she would love it!

    Well done for making it all the way up to Arthur’s Seat, I did that one with my friends when I went to Edinburgh and it was a real trek! I was super puffed out when I reached the top. We walked to it and back from it as well (our hotel was along Princes Street) because we were trying to save money, so that required even more effort, LOL.

    Looking forward to hearing more about your adventures. 🙂

    • I knew you would like it :). I got your email last night, so I was waiting patiently for you to have a chance to check it out. I did send the link to the author, but so far no response :(. I have had some great comments from other fans around the world though which is kind of cool.

      Conquering Arthur’s Seat was my proudest moment from our trip. We had already been up Calton Hill that day and had climbed to the top of the Nelson Monument. Then we walked from Calton Hill to Arthur’s Seat and hiked all the way to the top. I have mild asthma, so I really did think I was going to die by the time we got to the top LOL! A lady on her way down who suffers from emphysema cheered me on, and I thought if she could do it, so could I. It’s a real rush when you make it to the top isn’t it?

      Lots more trip photos to come!!

  7. Sue Reimer says:

    That was AMAZING!!, for those of us stuck in the US it was great fun to tour such beautiful cities and countryside. Thanks so much for thinking of all of the Outlanders out there waiting for April to arrive.

    • Welcome to the Loonybin Sue :). I’m so glad you enjoyed Jamie’s travels. This was the first trip “across the pond” that my husband and I have ever taken, and it was so much fun to include Jamie. I posted this link on Diana’s Facebook page too, and I really, really hope she sees it.

  8. kfxston says:

    Even though my friends think I’ve gone completely bonkers, I am just over the moon about this series and went out and bought all of the Outlander books. The book’s Jamie and Sam’s Jamie are both simply phenomenal! I’d like very much to take a trip like you did but can’t as spouse is in hospice. I am grateful to have found Outlander to keep myself in a positive and upbeat frame of mind. Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos!

    • I’m really sorry that you can’t travel right now, but I will be happy to take you on our journey with us through photos :). I am busy so I don’t post every day, but stay tuned for the adventure. We hope to do more traveling, but I don’t know if we’ll every save enough money again – it sure is expensive. As for the books, I don’t blame you at all! It’s a truly wonderful series, and I have all the books as well. Books are my most treasured possessions, and you can never have enough LOL!!

  9. benzeknees says:

    Oh, how I wish I wasn’t so far behind in my reading! I love Jamie’s travels with you! There were a couple of shots where the perspective made him look like he really was in the photo! I loved the episodes of the Outlander they have aired so far & can’t wait for it to come back on air!

  10. just want you to know how much I enjoyed this again!

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