The Learney Arms Hotel
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The lying and cheating
Were in no way refrained
We dropped by the Cairngorms
Where Santa does graze
His magical reindeer
When its not Christmas days
And to finish our venture
An old steam train trip
Through snow dusted Scotland
With mulled wine to sip
A time like none other
Our Christmas was great
But we all missed our families
On that 25th date
*Most Photo credit to the lovely ...
Alarm set for 2.30am so it was early to bed. Woke up quite fresh and all ready for our holidays. Flight left Aberdeen on time and was fairly smooth, arrived at Amsterdam to find our flight out was delayed by 2hrs, 35 mins!! :-( There was nothing else for it, off to the business lounge for a refreshment! The flight ...
... the plane out. Of course by now the tractor has gone off to deal with other flights so we sit there stuck in a rut for about half an hour before we finally get off.
Kathleen as always seems to happen draws the short straw and has a Spanish woman behind her who is constantly banging against the back of Kathleen's seat. Eventually Kathleen asks the stewardess to ask the woman to stop which stops it go some extent at ...
... to get to from Banchory so we called in on the way to get ready for the evening. We were suitably impressed by what we saw and they had tables available after 8 p.m. so we asked them to hold one for us.
A couple of hours and a couple of showers later we were back and were given a pleasant table near to the open fire that forms a major feature in the centre of the pub dining area (there is also a separate restaurant).
There were lots of things on the menu and ...
... is drying out at the edges and curling up. We both went for the 9-item option (plus free toast and marmalade) that we couldn't quite finish.
The M6 in this section is quite pretty and there's reasonable scenery for most of the run up to the populated bit of Scotland. It gets quite nice again from about Stirling where a good view of the excellent castle can be obtained at 70 mph.
From Perth we took the A93 which means ...