A slight shift in a word and it allowed my perspective to change. This permitted me to
Once again my other half was right. I guess it doesn’t surprise me. When we planned this
This is about two young children who are learning about
We spent a better part of yesterday reminiscing as we joined
There was no magic and that made all the difference for many. I found magic in the
The last four days have been punctuated with the same four words over and over again. The sweet
The words, thoughtfully crafted decades ago, sit forgotten on shelf. It might have been prudent to have
There were 3 Distilleries
Balanced by 2 Castles
Plus 1 Cooperage
There was a graveyard to walk
There were endless windy country roads
There was lunch in the village square
There was 1 stone circle
There was 1 Co-op store
There was 1 Railway Station
But oh what a station it was
There was a mountain road
There was a ski hill
There was the sunset
But oh what a sunset it was
It’s late // there is more to the story but that’s it for tonight. Have to go do our Scotch notes.
Note to self
- Chat with elderly lady in cemetery (( done due to insomnia))
- Background on train station
- The ski hill
- Co-op store reference
- Balmoral Castle
- GDP of Scotland
- Crop rotation and heather flowering
Today, besides like 5000 miles (an exaggeration of course but it felt like it) in a car, we also took a few steps alongside the ancient
The sheer size (117 km) and location (middle of nowhere really) of it make it quite a logistical accomplishment. It makes our rock walls look little but they had a legion of 80 men per section. This thing, in places, has stood the test of time since being completed in 128! That’s a legacy all right.
We had been to the wall in 1998 on our first trip with our children. I can remember them climbing up it and walking along it for quite a ways. We had also stopped at a old Roman fort site.
It was on our list to make a stop and so I picked a random spot off the map to have lunch and hike along it for a ways.
Our lunch spot was actually the old quarry site so it was a good hike to the top of the escarpment.
The vista at the top was worth it. Along the way we saw a couple of cool things.
I now want one of those stile gates as they are so easy but I digress. Off to the top for the vista.
It wasn’t a long stop and not a wordy blog post but it was the highlight of our long travel day.
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