I've been reminiscing lately (enter song from Little River Band...for those of you old enough to know who they are...) anywho...
I took a trip to Scotland/Ireland back in October around this time many moons ago....Best Trip Everrrr.
Thought I'd share a few pics...and stories along the way.
First stop was Edinburgh Scotland....Most of you know my sweet vertigo that I have...well that pertains to car rides too...and bus rides through winding streets = wooza. We took a trip to Glamis Castle...
I'm not sure but I think this castle dates back to the 1300's. Talking about rich in history. I missed the whole ride up there...I was busy trying to not toss my cookies....I held it in until we parked....I remember bolting for the doors and inside the castles screaming "bathroom bathroom bathroom" where I then proceeded to lose everything ....Needless to say I was white as a sheet sick to my stomach the rest of the day/tour. Thankfully it was freezing inside and that made me feel better. I will spare you with pictures of me since I was the color of my coat at the time....I mean hey, who can say they puked in the Queens house?
Being a little girl from Texas....anything with history over 200+ yrs old always has me in a grand mood.
Look under the canopy of the Queen's bed...they embroidered all the names of the babies born there.
I don't remember much of the day...Other than wanting to cry each time it was time to get back on the bus for the next location. Thankfully some sweet soul on the bus had Dramamine and I downed 3 and took a long snooze the rest of the way home.
I was back on my land legs just in time for dinner that night at Edinburgh's Castle.
Had a little good food...drinks...and Haggis Story w/ dancing to boot. And yes, I ate Haggis...and no, it wasn't that bad...(grins)
Outside the castle after dinner...
toured st andrew's golf course....had dinner on the Queens Yacht and tour of the town....tour of a whiskey brewery and dinner at an Inn....lots of great old buildings...lots of great food...and lots of entertaining friends...
Off to Ireland....more great drinks...and friends.
Took a day trip to Wicklow to Powerscourt Garden
and then walking through the fields in Glendalough...the crosses were amazing. (you know me and my collection...too bad I couldn't get one home in my pocket)
The views were breathtaking..
More on my Ireland trip for another day...(Temple Bar...and St Stephen's Green......)
I've got Pumpkin Mousse filled cupcakes to finish baking....(recipe to follow tomorrow)