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Friday morning was an early start, 6:30am (1:30am EST) as we packed up, said goodbye to the owners of Bramble Cottage and made the hour and half journey over to Glasgow to return our car and head to the airport. This was the first time getting to drive through or see any of Glasgow and it looks like a much more modern city ...
... up to the monument which was a workout in itself. Next up, climbing 246 steps in a spiral staircase to the top to get a beautiful birds eye view of Stirling. It's dizzying walking up all those steps, going round and round. Once at the top it's absolutely gorgeous looking out and seeing the start of the mountains. You can see for miles around and the architecture of the monument itself is a sight to behold as well.
I made my way back down the dizzying ...
... gently up to the top of the street. From the map I know that in 1855 there were hardly any buildings on the right hand side going up the hill. On the left many of the small, one storey miners’ cottages still remain. There is one largish house probably dating from the 1800s towards the top of the rise. It is markedly different from the cottages.
Knowing about Cook’s shop ...
... and I could have stayed there for hours. It was very similar to Questacon in Canberra and had about 4 levels, including a whole toddler's section. It was fun trying to drag Master X out of that one!
Some more shopping and then it was time for another family feast and celebration, this time at cousin Aileen's house. Once again no shortage of laughs, food and fun. If only we had more time. What a wonderful reason to ...
... range of projects as well as some scheduled time to appreciate the stunning countryside.
Since my last visit here, Suzanne has started up a ministry called 'Wheels in Motion' ...a soup bus supporting homeless people and those struggling with addictions in the Ayrshire district. Based on the verse from Matthew 25:35 "For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in..." the story so far ...
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