|Wendi at Inverary Castle|
|Waterfall at Puck's Glen|
Best walk -- Scotland is, of course, known for its walks, and our walk in Puck's Glen was incredibly beautiful. I should have been counting the number of waterfalls that we saw. It was actually quite magical, and the weather even held out for us.
Best weird Scottish food that I didn't try -- I'll admit it. I did try a tiny bite of haggis (a "pudding" containing sheep's heart, liver and lungs), and it wasn't the worst thing I've ever put in my mouth. (Interestingly, many places had vegetarian haggis. I don't quite understand how that works.) One night Wendi and I went to a local fish and chips place and a kid at a nearby table had a half-circle of indistinguishable fried food. When we asked the waitress what it was, she told us it was pizza that had been breaded and deep fried. As she said, "We Scots like to fry everything!"
|Scottish Highland Cows|
because being old doesn't equate to being hunched over and walking with a cane. (Political incorrectness comes in all shapes and sizes.) All I know is that we found the sign hilarious and it caused us to pull over almost as quickly as we did for our Scottish Highland cows.
Best view -- The Scottish Highlands were so different Florida that they were a real treat. The drive from Callendar to Glen Coe was particularly beautiful, and we found ourselves pulling off the road repeatedly onto vista points to enjoy the view. If we'd had more time, it would have been great to spend some time hiking in this area. But there was theater to be seen, so we soaked up the view and were on our way.
And so concludes this edition of "how I spent my summer vacation." I'm already plotting my return....