Friday, August 27, 2010

Hello Again.

So I know I'm very very verryyy late in posting pictures and an ending post.

The last weekend we were in the UK we went to the Lake District in England and visited Beatrix Potter's house. It was a beautiful way to end our time in the UK. The plane ride home was long and uneventful.

I'm sorry I didn't post when we got back. I had a week free and then we went to the beach. I'm finally home and trying to get my life back to normal.

I want to thank you all for keeping up with this blog while we were in Scotland. It means a lot to me knowing that you were interested in what we were doing. I loved reading your comments. And I had a blast updating you on our adventures.

May God Bless you all!!

Much Love,

{here are the pictures from facebook...enjoy!!}

Thank you for following. Until we travel again...............

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

"What . . . the Curtains???"


We went to Doune Castle. Why would we go to this little, rundown castle? Because parts of the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail were filmed here. And I think I can say, for most of us, that this castle was our favorite. It had an audio tour narrated by Terry Jones (Sir Bedevere) which was very funny, and you could go at your own pace throughout the castle. In this clip you can see the whole castle at the beginning and the window they are standing by, we stood by. The window was located in what was the Duchess' Hall. After walking around the castle for a bit (and trying not to kill ourselves by falling down the scary stone winding steps), we went outside and sat on a wee hill looking at the castle. Dad watercolored, Mom went on a walk, and the girls and I just read, looked at the castle, and played with Dad's iPhone. Then Mom and Dad went on a walk together and we children stayed with our things and played with the iPhone and read some more. When they came back, Mom took us on a walk and Dad watercolored even more.
After complaining about how hungry we were, we Finally convinced the parentals to leave to find food. Minnie found us this little place called "The Beech Tree Cafe". So Cute. And Yummy. It made me miss the cafes at home :( This little cafe was in Dunblane City (really it was just a village but it had a Cathedral so it was a city). We walked around the village and Mom decided that she wanted a scone. So did Ellie. So Maggie and Mom went to go find scones and other nice foods and Dad, Ellie and I went over to the cathedral. There was a wedding party just leaving, and everyone looked so smart. The gents were in kilts and the ladies were in hats. I want to wear a hat to a wedding. The bride and groom drove away in an white old fashion car. So dear. Not sure if we were allowed to go in the church, we decided to go over to the Dunblane museum, which was small but sweet.
After exploring there, we went back over to the Cathedral. It was beautiful. We all liked it so much more than St. Mungo's Cathedral in Glasgow. It is now a presbyterian church. Here a cool fact: Easter Eve 1572, John Knox preached there. This picture is from a carving of him (& other significant people as well) on the pulpit.
Then we drove home to Kirkliston. We stopped at Tesco on the way because we had totally run out of food at home! haha. oh and we got LOADS of chocolate to take back with us :D
Came home, made dinner and went to bed. Twas a nice Saturday.


I think this will be the last post I post here in Scotland. We leave tomorrow morning (the taxi is coming at 6 o' clock in the morning! ack tooo early). Our plane leaves at 9am. I'll be home by 7ish pm tomorrow!!! I'm so excited. This trip as been wonderful but I really really really realllyyyy miss home.

I will post more when I get to Lancaster. I want to finish informing you all about this trip. And I'll post a link for pictures.

So thats all for now!!! See you in the States :D

Much Love,

Monday, August 2, 2010

Just So You Know....

....We're heading out to the Lake District now for today and tomorrow.. I'll blog later. And then we leave on Wednesday!! If I don't get all the blogging done here in Scotland, it will be finished in Lancaster.

Much Love,

Sunday, August 1, 2010

In which we do some shopping..


We slept in (finally), got up, hungout a little, then got ready to get the bus into Edinburgh.

This was shopping day.

We went to the Elephant House for lunch. Now the Elephant House is where J.K. Rowling started writing the Harry Potter books. Awesome? I think yes.

We walked the Royal Mile for a little then went down to Prince's Street. We went into the Disney store, H&M, TopShop (there is only one in the States :(..), All Saints (too dark for me), and Accessorize (there is also only one of these shops in the States :(..). We went down Rose Street, but there wasn't really any place we wanted to go into. Back at the Royal Mile we went into Ness (so adorable) and a tartan shop (for Scottish scarves.) Mom got the official Princess Diana tartan. Running around Edinburgh takes a long time! And your lunch totally leaves you. Too many hills....

Down The Mound to get Mom a wee hat on Princes Street (we lost Dad at a music store while on the way down). Then for dinner we got Pizza Hut takeway (everyone was craving pizza) and went to the West Prince's Street Gardens (remember the picture I posted of the people lying around in the grass? We went there). A picnic in the park, in the shadow of the castle! It was a perfect way to end the evening.

Bus back home.

I think I tried to catch up on more blogging. or picture editing. something like that.


Friday may not sound too exciting, but it was enjoyable for us. Just not much to write about.

Much Love,

Concerning Pictures...

... I'm sorry everyone! I'm trying to upload pictures but it's not working right now. If I'm unable to upload more here, when I get back to the states I'm putting them on Facebook and I'll post the link to the albums here. Sound good?! I'm trying, guys, I really am.