Scotland Day 4: On our way back to Edinburgh and the stops in between.

by - May 08, 2011

Today was an exciting day for me because we got to tour a castle.  Eilean Donan, a MacCrae stronghold perched beautifully on a little island in a valley.  Apparently it used to be for defending from Vikings attacks and since has been rebuilt and restored   It also was used in many movies, including Made of Honor with Patrick Dempsey and that big red head from Grey's.  The castle was beautiful and we also got to enjoy a piece of Millionaire's Shortbread which just happens to be a dessert my mom and grandma make at Christmas.  Shortbread covered in caramel topped with chocolate. Yum!
We also spent the afternoon in Fort Augustus which is just at the tip of Loch Ness.  It is a picturesque little loch town where we, of course, enjoyed a couple of pints (Rob isn't right until he's had a pint. or two)  We spent most of our time watching them use the Caledonian Canal (engineering feat) but mostly we had beer.
We learned a lot driving through the countryside back to Edinburgh and it was just as I pictured Scotland to be: lush and green with random fields of canola and sheep grazing.  We also so the area that Beatrix Potter spent much of her summers and was so inspired in creating her characters for Peter Rabbit and also some places that were used in filming Harry Potter or that inspired J.K Rowling.
Mary King Close this evening was a highlight for me.  We got to go into the underground city of Edinburgh that once existed in the 17th century.  It was a little creepy, but really cool to see how they actually lived.
It's late now and the other two are fast asleep already and I would've been if this damn computer was the shits.  Never buy an HP notebook. Piece of junk.

Hopefully tomorrow I'll be less tired, less frustrated with technology and more able to give an interesting blog.  So for now, just enjoy some pics.

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  1. thanks for the pics - hope you have a good rest!!


Have a lovely day!