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.**
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.
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.