Scottish Road Trip

Actually it was a Scottish flying trip.  The last time we drove up, the weather was awful and the traffic was so busy that we said we wouldn't drive up again.  This year after flying and it not taking any less time or being any less stressful we decided that next time we would drive!!  Next time though we're going to split the drive over two days and see a bit of the Scottish borders on our way up.

The main reason for going, was to see friends who we haven't seen for two years (facetime doesn't count).

Oh my goodness I can't tell you how much it meant to actually hug these people once again.  I have missed their company so much.  We couldn't have managed without them all when we first came back from Houston.  They are a blessing.  They are our family.

We were only there for 5 days but there was so much laughter and joy I didn't want to leave them to come home.

We stayed up late chatting, we walked the dog around the Gordon Lennox estate, where used to walk Moss.

We made homemade pizza, in the pizza oven Mrs B's son built and met up with more friends. We walked along the beach at Cullen, we went out for a meal with friends and had a get together with my friends family.  We had hoped to get a pancake from Baxter's café but the visitor's centre has been closed permanently, after having to close due to the pandemic.

Hubby and his pal popped to the shop for more wine and came back via his pal's old stomping ground in Buckie, whilst I spent the day with my friend Mrs S and her hubby.  It was so nice to catch up with them both.  Mr S is having some health issues at the moment so it was good to see him looking well.

All to soon it was time to fly home.  Plans have been made for a visit, from some of the Scottish Office, to us in October and I'm already planning next years trip.

I count myself very lucky to have friends like these.


  1. It sounds like this was exactly what you needed and I'm so pleased you had a great trip. It's just a shame Scotland is so far away! Maybe next time you could take the train and see if that beats potential traffic jams or hours at an airport!

  2. In spite of air travel hassles, the visit seemed to be about renewal & that's always good for the soul. October is only a few weeks away so there's that joy to plan for. Car travel with men always seems to be about making the "best time" not about the journey itself & the sights to see on the way ... I'll say no more about that for now!! (col)

  3. awwww, sounds so fun!! and homemade pizza is always fun at a gathering with friends!! i am recovering from covid and i am not sure i would be ready for air travel. we may take a short road trip, i find them to be fun!!

    nice pictures, you look great!!

  4. Those kinds of friends are priceless, even in the travel to get there can be a pain. So glad you had that welcome respite in these pandemic times.


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