To Scotland, with love

I took a trip to Scotland with my sister in August and September of 2007.

I remember several things about the trip.

First, I decided I was going to look like a California girl by getting a real tan in a tanning salon.

I did lay out in tanning beds for months prior to my trip and therefore had a stunning tan for my trip HOWEVER no one saw it because I was bundled up under jackets, sweater, jeans and scarfs.**

From this:

To this:

Second, my sister had an absolutely AMAZING line caught Scottish salmon grilled to perfection at the Ubiquitous Chip in Glasgow.

It was so good we went back a second time.

Third, we had a totally impromptu adventure at Doune Castle in Scotland where scenes from Monty Python’s Quest for the Holy Grail took place DURING A MONTY PYTHON FESTIVAL.

That’s right!

Right place, right time!

My sister and I and a bunch of die-hard Monty Python enthusiasts enjoyed the afternoon with a live re-enactment of the movie.

They even passed out coconuts so we could sound like a galloping horse as we approached the castle.

I found this ENDLESSLY entertaining!

All in all it was a wonderful trip and I had such a good time my sister and I are planning a trip to Ireland when travel is possible again.


** I DO NOT recommend tanning salons.  I recommend sunblock.