Friday, May 28, 2010

Lily's Scotland Tour

Lily and I leave Sunday for Edinburgh, Scotland. This is a trip we have been planning on for years; her "13 year old trip," just the two of us. She chose the destination, she chose the itinerary and she has made the final plans herself for when to go where and how to get there.

I helped out by booking the flight and hotel. Lily wanted to see Loch Ness, we explored different possibilities and settled on a specific Loch Ness tour. She wanted to know what I wished to see; the Highlands, of course. Lucky us, Loch Ness is in the Highlands. She has done historical research, finding the names and locations of castles she wants to see, as well as a map to the Royal Botanical Gardens.

We know that we can easily walk to the Centre Library from out hotel and that there is a free wi-fi connection there. We are both very happy with that arrangement.

We may or may not opt for one of the night-time ghost tours of the city or an afternoon in the pub where Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote the tales of Sherlock Holmes. In any case, this has already been a good experience for her as she grows in confidence and figures out how the world works. I am happy for her.


  1. I am living vicariously through you all! It has been my lifelong dream to get to Europe one day but not in the budget anytime soon. I figure I'll see some of this country first and maybe one day I'll get there.

    What an extraordinary experience for your daughter to always remember!

    I too want to travel the French countryside in my bike with a basket (already have one of those!) with a baguette and bottle of wine in tow, lol.

  2. Oh how delightful! I'm a huge fan of Scotland, esp after seeing "Braveheart" :D so please post pictures and have a fantastic time! How fun!!!!!

  3. Oh, forgot to say...PLEASE do a post on Loch Ness. It's something that has fascinated me always.

  4. I am still stunned at the beauty of your trip, the opportunity of your trip, the memories you will have of your trip. I hope you are having the time of your life, and I am sure you are. Thinking of you today...and thinking of you being able to see Scotland with Lily. :)

  5. Hello All,

    Thanks for taking time to write such lovely comments. We are back, we had a fabulous time, we are grateful and at least one of us is going to do some posting. (Off-line and busy the whole time in the UK.)

    Hugs to all,



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