Monday, October 1, 2012

Land of the Scots

The highly anticipated trip has finally arrived.

Edinburgh, SCOTLAND.

Day One:

We couldn't quite understand the attendant checking us in, but apparently we were bumped up to business class.
Breakfast on a two hour flight? Yes please!

The blind was broken. Handyman James to the rescue!
For our first meal in Scotland I decided to try this new fancy drink. Elderberry sparking juice. It was great! Especially with my burger and fries. Oh yes. Burger and fries.

Now that's a sand box!

T. flew in later that night.

Day two was spent exploring the city.
The Queen's getaway Palace.

Kisses in the Gardens!

You can't make me leave!
View of the Castle from below in the city.
The view from the castle was awesome...

And windy...

Those silly Keaton's...
At the top of the castle there was a mini Chapel where small weddings are still held.
Where's T?
Gorgeous view. Gorgeous Man.

Look T, a cannon...

Caught! I think she likes Whisky...

Looks like a royal's crown...

Scottish talk...

Olympic rings. Lemon Fanta.

Hoodie Suit. Classy.

That's one thrilled T...

I look too happy to be on the hop on hop off bus...
After the palace and the castle we were off to the Britanna, the Royal's retired yacht.  
One of us looks comfortable...


One of the many dinner rooms. And James.

Old family photo. Awe.

For special dining. Sweeeet.

Lounge area.

Barracks for the workers.

T's Laundry Services...

Steamer in training. I need one of these...

Showering area for the workers.
Royal speed boat. And Tiny T.
And finally, Day 3, the Tough Mudder!

In case you don't know, the TM is "the toughest even on the plant." And I'm guessing the muddiest.

"Tough Mudder events are hardcore 10-12 mile obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit and camaraderie."

And now you know.

Leopard print love.



Trail running buddies taking on Scotland...

The Arctic Enema.
This is the obstacle I was most worried about. A tank of ice water  (literally filled with ice) and you have to walk/swim through it. You had go under a wall, so there was no keeping anything dry. Or warm. Crazy. I literally lost my breath. Did I mention it was crazy?!...

The team...

So excited.

On your mark...

We all had to say the pledge...

After the first obstacle and in line for the Arctic Enema... Still excited!

Some action shots:

It was an awesome experience and I wou... WILL do it again!

Til next time...

Wish you were here!


  1. Love all the pics! Looks like a great time was had in Scotland! =)

  2. I have nominated you for a blogging award. LOVE your blog!