BC: The End
FC: The trip of my dreams with my daughter to my father's homeland. Scotland has been calling me for over 55 years. | SCOTLAND TOUR 2010
2: We walked up to Calton Hill and viewed the National Monument and enjoyed the beautiful panoramas of Edinburgh and the Firth of Forth!
4: Wonderful views!
5: The 17th Century Village of Culross We toured the Palace and beautiful gardens of George Bruce.
6: All things grow better with love.
7: A view of the castle at St. Andrews! The golf course can be seen in the distance.
9: St. Andrews Cathedral
10: We enjoyed a lovely walk in the woodlands, the river and waterfall of the Hermitage before arriving in Pitlochry.
11: After having the best Fish & Chips I have ever eaten My daughter and I went for a walk across a swinging bridge to see the Hydro Plant and Train Station......
12: Crannogs Prehistoric loch dwellings | Rachel,our guide demonstrated how they made fire and the use of tools.,
13: A working Sheep Farm
15: Enjoying a walk along the River Ness after celebrating our buddy Lois's Birthday!
16: We had the opportunity to try the shield and sword-they are heavy!
17: Culloden Battlefield Site of the last battle on British Soil!
18: Ann and Russell prepared a taste of Scotland for us.
19: Clava Cairns (ancient burial chambers)
20: Cowdor Castle It's beautiful gardens!
22: A stop at the Loch Ness Visitor Center. Anne said this is the only way she could guarantee we would see the monster!!
23: Urquhart Castle perched atop a rock next to Loch Ness!
24: Anne making sure we get across the street safely! Yet another beautiful spot.
25: The Caledonian Canal in Ft. Augustus!
26: Eilean Dolan Castle | Eilean Donan Castle
27: The beautiful scenery of the rugged island of Skye and the Trotterish Peninsula and it's tiny villages.
29: The fishing village of Portree and the beautiful scenery of Skye!
30: The bridge on the beautiful Isle of Skye and then to the MacKinnon Country Home!
31: We were entertained by Alex MacFie with traditional Scottish Music!
32: The cross in the blue sky was the inspiration for the flag of Scotland! Ben Nevis is Scotland's highest mountain.
33: We took the ferry back to the mainland stopping at Glenfinnan and Fort William. We also saw the aqueduct used in the Harry Potter movies.
34: Some of us watched as others climbed the memorial to Bonnie Prince Charlie.
35: These two clansman entertained us with a demonstration of the "Brown Betty!" (What a lot of work for one shot)
36: A stop at the Grog & Gruel in Fort William for some lunch with our tour friends!
37: Arrival in Oban and off to dinner by ferry to a recommended fish resteraunt across from our hotel!
38: After our dinner, off to the Pokey Hat for some Gelato. To the Skipinnish for some traditional Scottish music and dancing!
39: Off to the Hebridean Island of Iona. Birthplace of Christianity in Scotland!
40: We walked around this beautiful island of Iona enjoying crystal blue waters that surround it. We went to the beach where it is said Columba landed, and we collected pebbles that are called Columba's tears.
41: The beautiful scenery on our coach trip back to Oban.
42: A stop to see the castle where one of our tour mates mother played as a child
43: Impressive Kilt Rock and the beautiful Scottish Heather
44: Another wonderful Scottish snack provided for us by Anne!
45: A memorial to Flora MacDonald for having saved Bonnie Prince Charlie after the battle of Culloden!
46: The bonnie, bonnie banks of Loch Lomond
47: Sterling Castle | The William Wallace Monument
49: We visited Bannockburn site of Robert the Bruce's famous victory over the English | Stirling Bridge
50: We returned to Edinburgh to a wonderful "Farewell to Scotland dinner and to say goodbye to our newly made friends. In the words of Dougie MacLean: Oh, but let me tell you that I love you That I think about you all the time Caledonia you're calling me And now I'm going home Thank you to our wonderful guide Anne, our coach driver Russell, are photographer Dominic, and all the friends we made on this lovely trip!
62: A family is pieced together with hope and faith. A family is quilted and bound with love and grace.