When our friends Glen and Audrey let us know that they were including a visit to Edinburgh in their epic European adventure, Scotty and I couldn’t have been more thrilled. We spent five wonderful days together, reminiscing, encouraging one another, laughing, joking and just enjoying that comfortable feeling of knowing we’re with friends with whom we don’t have to be anything other than ourselves. We toured around Edinburgh, ate some fabulous meals, and decided to get out of town. We headed out of Edinburgh, through the Highlands to the Isle of Skye. The drive to Skye was gorgeous – bright yellow rape fields dotted the countryside, and everywhere you looked there were signs of new life. Even though I must have seen hundreds of baby lambs during our trip, that sight of those cuddly bounding little creatures never gets old. On our way to Skye we stopped at Eileen Donan, the fabled Scottish castle. The setting was so beautiful!
With a setting like this we couldn’t resist pulling out our picnic supplies and eating dinner al fresco!
We then made our way to our lovely B&B on Skye. The next morning was rainy but we were undeterred and decided to drive around the island, hiking when the weather wasn’t too dreary.
It was a fantastic day – despite the rain. We managed to drive through a large portion of the island, get in a hike, walk through the cute little town of Portree, and see some beautiful sights. We had a fun dinner picnic at the B&B, which looked out on the harbor pictured above. And then it was to bed. The next morning we packed up and headed back to Edinburgh, via St. Andrews. We couldn’t have guests come all the was to Scotland without visiting the home of golf. Along the way the scenery was grand and beautiful.
Thank you Glen and Audrey for coming to visit! We loved every second!