We had a wonderful month together. They gave me a priceless gift, opening their home to me and taking me all over Scotland! Jack was the behind the wheel of the car most of the month!
I ate haggis, mutton pie, rumbledythump, Indian curry, tablet and had a 'wee dram' in a pub. I think we went to every charity shop and used bookstore for miles, two of my favourite things in the whole world!
Saw Magpies, Rooks, Swans, Starlings and lots of other birds I've never seen and a Monkey Puzzle Tree! Colours of Rhodedendrons I've never seen, a handkerchief tree and had to come to Scotland to see California Lilac!
We saw Stirling Castle, Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, Falkland Palace, Urquhart Castle, Linlithgow Palace, the Harbour House from O. Douglas' book, seals sunbathing, a herd of cows running down the hill, the Scottish Parliament building, walked the Royal Mile (no I didn't drink a pint every pub on it like my brother-in-law did!), saw the Edinburgh Botanical Gardens, Loch Ness, Ben Nevis, Glencoe, Culloden, Inverness, Lewis Grassic Gibbons grave, shopped in Glasgow, saw the Kelvingrove Art Gallery in Glasgow, visited James Oswald and his farm animals, had lunch with Alan Jones (didn't get over to his house and sailing, my fault not his. Next trip for sure!). Went to Peebles and met Evee from Evee's blog and saw the home O. Douglas (Anna Buchan) and her brother John Buchan lived in when kids. The Kelpies, the Falkirk Water Wheel, Neptunes Staircase, Pitlochry Dam and Fish Steps. And more!
The weather was colder and wetter for May, but it didn't stop us. The wind was always blowing and some days it really wore you out. No matter what time of year you come bring warm clothes and a coat and don't worry about your hair, it will get blown to bits anyway! But I loved every second of it!
I'll be posting pictures over the next months with posts about them. I took over 1000 pictures. Check out the wind yesterday! (Couldn't get it to load thru the blog app I have on my iPad so you have to here to watch it) https://www.facebook.com/peggy.arthurs.7/videos/1589517664662897/
I did buy an extra suitcase and will just pay for the extra baggage. It took a couple times of packing and weighing but I think we've got both cases under the slotted 50 lbs. I have my one carry on case packed with nothing but books since they don't weigh the carry on! I hope I can lift it to put it in the overhead storage:) I think I can.