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... village while Ray examined all the menus. Honestly, I can’t believe how much that boy eats!!! On the way back to Edinburgh we kept falling asleep and landed back on Waverly Bridge at about 6pm. We were tired but happy and didn’t have energy for much. Got the bus back to Melville Castle and walked up the driveway. Again we were in pitch black The two of us clung together head and Ray was saying that if ever there was a time we were ...
... 8217;s “sticker” book which, with its colorful cartoonish pictures and youthful text, has helped me keep straight all the Windsors, Stuarts and Tudors.
The “Royal Mile”
Next on my agenda is getting better acquainted with the Royal ...
The best parts of the tour were watching the buses that transported the Scottish armed forces musicians to the castle and unloaded them, and watching the bagpipe and drum bands warming up prior to the tattoo. This was great: we were so close to these pipe bands which numbered 15. If I am able to upload some of these warm up clips onto YouTube I ...
... of making the vellum (from sheepskins), creating the vivid colors and painting the detailed designs. There were also two huge, beautiful quilts that had been made and donated by individual women to highlight the Gospel illustrations...also works of art.
Besides the remains of the abbey, there is also a small castle, built in the 1500's and later bought and remodeled in the Arts and Crafts style around 1901 to make a nice little home ...
... br> We did a tour of our first Scottish castle today. I must admit, it was pretty impressive. The castle is called Urquhart and is situated right on the Loch Ness. I did some reading in the hotel we were in about the monster that is supposedly in the loch. Did you know, that the Scottish Parliament has officially declared the monster as an endangered species? So it is protected from poaching or hunting. That must be a relief. Also, in 1997 there were 32 ...