Scotland 2010

Sorry for the delay. It’s hard to slog through 400+ pictures, and choose the top few that epitomize our trip. And once I’d finally done all that, and uploaded them to the blog, they wanted to display in reverse order. So I’ve now painstakingly added them, one by one, for your viewing pleasure. APPRECIATE!!

This year’s trip took us to Tomintoul, in the Cairngorms of Scotland, rather than to our usual home-away-from-home of Fort Augustus.  It was nice to try a new spot and get a change of scenery.  The setting was absolutely spectacular.  We did a lot of geo-caching, which the boys call treasure hunting.  When you’re traveling with a six year old and a not-quite three year old, museums and castles give way to exploring the countryside.  It was a nice, peaceful time, although by the end we were all more than ready to get home.

I’d give you a play-by-play to accompany the pictures, about the sites we saw and the trips highs and lows, but I’ve battled with WordPress and this post for as long as I can stand it.

The boys enjoyed the trip over.  I did not.  I pretty much puked from one side of the North Sea to the other.  You're welcome.

The boys enjoyed the trip over. I did not. I pretty much puked from one side of the North Sea to the other. You're welcome.

The guys on the way to our first cache.

The guys on the way to our first cache.

Remains of Drumin Castle.

Remains of Drumin Castle.

Liam and Harry spent lots of time conquering this rock pile outside the cottage.

Liam and Harry spent lots of time conquering this rock pile outside the cottage.

Liam *mountain climbing*, getting in touch with his Highlander roots.

Liam *mountain climbing*, getting in touch with his Highlander roots.

Had a lovely lunch in this hotel in Grantown-on-Spey.

Had a lovely lunch in this hotel in Grantown-on-Spey.

Site of another cache, an old lum.

Site of another cache, an old lum.

The resemblance is uncanny.  As is there determination not to smile and look directly at the camera.

The resemblance is uncanny. As is there determination not to smile and look directly at the camera.

Harry loved these oven mitts!  He'd put them on and run around being a butterfly.

Harry loved these oven mitts! He'd put them on and run around being a butterfly.

Highlight for the boys: the steam train trip!

Highlight for the boys: the steam train trip!

Leaving Broomhill for Boat of Garten.

Leaving Broomhill for Boat of Garten.

Rebuilding of an authentic blackhouse at the folk museum.

Rebuilding of an authentic blackhouse at the folk museum.

On the playground at the folklore museum.

On the playground at the folklore museum.

Harry's plunder at our final cache.

Harry's plunder at our final cache.

Chives in the cottage garden.

Chives in the cottage garden.

The remains of Lecht House, on the half mile drive from the road to our cottage.

The remains of Lecht House, on the half mile drive from the road to our cottage.

By the end of the trip, this is how we all felt

By the end of the trip, this is how we all felt

3 thoughts on “Scotland 2010

  1. That is so cool, I love the picture of Liam “mountain climbing” that is great.

  2. The pictures are great! It looks like you had a good trip, aside for the discomfort on the ferry. Liam is a good mountain climber. Only Harry could fly like a butterfly one minute and pick up a fierce looking dinosaur the next. Hey, I didn’t see any shots of mommy.

  3. Discomfort?

    We’re not talking about your average lightweight puke here. This was that industrial puke with chunks in it that went on and on.

    Discomfort is trivial. This puke-fest was insane.

    But overall, it was a fine holiday.

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