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... you updated on this exceptional experience until the very end, when my feet touch Canadian ground again. Yesterday was Mother's Day and though I was thousands of miles away from my own mom, I got to reflect on how grateful I am to be blessed with the parents I have. Being across the ocean this year has made me more thankful for them than ever. I am grateful for their unconditional love and support, for the sense of adventure they have instilled in me ...
... were leaving a day later), I decided to commit to just not sleeping that night and we decided to go to a Sparty. All the Trip Advisor descriptions described it as a kind of event you have to go to because there is nothing else like it in the world - but a kind of event you only feel the need to ever attend once. So we figured we would check it out, and it sure was quite a unique place to be! It was held at a different set of thermal baths on the other side of the city and ...
... enjoyed its prime of operation during the 1500's under James V.
We had a very dramatic and entertaining tour guide who gave us an informative overview of life at the castle. The tour actually brought about far more questions than answers as you try to piece the history together- monarchs fraught with no legitimate heirs, religious clashes, political aspirations and egotistical ...
... not one of them has arrived on time...except for one of our connecting ones which we missed because we were late on our train from Preston. No worries...another one would be along in 25 minutes. It's kind of cool. I didn't know what platform to wait on, so I just pressed this giant intercom underneath a big Help sign and I got through to an individual who answered my questions, telling me what time and what platform I needed to be ...
... and it is 100% factual). Once back at the hotel I gave my first video diary entry for our tour. Don (our photography teacher) is going to put a video together that will include things we've seen plus videos from everyone on tour about their favourite part of the day. I asked to go first for two reasons: 1) I was really excited to see those paintings 2) I wanted to get it over with so I didn't have to worry about it for the rest of the trip :-) Tomorrow we have a long day ...