Saturday, December 29, 2012

Let It Rain, Let it Rain, Let it Rain

Oh the weather outside is frightful
But the fire is so delightful
And since we've no place to go
Let It Rain! Let It Rain! Let It Rain!

 I know, I know these are not the right lyrics but the whole week before Christmas it rained and it rained and it rained some more. This makes one stir crazy and ready to get out of the house! So, despite the forcast for torential downpour forcasted for Saturday, me, Ryan, Debbie, Luke and Tanvi headed out on a day road trip to Pitlochry and Blair Atholl.

pictures from the car
Pitlochry is a perfect little Scottish town filled with great restaurants and shopping. We stopped for lunch here but because it was pouring down rain we didn’t walk the town street to peruse the store fronts. Instead, we headed north just a little bit to Killiecrankie to see the Solider’s Leap. [The large flat rock you see in the picture below, at the water’s edge is said to be the site from which Donald McBane, a Redcoat solider fleeing the battle of Killiecrankie, leapt 5.5 meters/18 feet across the River Garry while being pursued by Jacobite clansmen.] This was a beautiful area with great walks and I can only imagine was it looks like when the sun is shining. We’ll have to go back in the Spring/Summer!
The rock



We then made our way to Blair Castle. You may remember way back in January this was my first castle to visit upon arriving in Scotland. I can’t believe that’s been almost a year ago! The castle tour was great and it was a nice break from the rain.

Blair Castle
The Ballroom
Killin' time before the tour

Before heading back to Aberdeen, we made a quick stop by House of Bruar to the beautiful cashmere and traditional Scottish clothing.  


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