A lot of the photos I was looking at were from Scotland's Isle of Skye. I have some history there, and it's always been on our list of places we want to see. Can't really remember why we didn't go there back in 1987, but we had an 8 month old daughter at the time, so maybe that had something to do with it.
My grandmother was from Scotland. She was one of four sisters, and one of the sisters (my great aunt) at one point back in the 1960's owned the only gas station on the Isle of Skye.
The rock pinnacles at the Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye, Scotland. (found on the internet)
I want to do some more family history research too. I've gone back pretty far in the research, but there's a leg that I got stopped on fairly early regarding my great grandfather. His last name was Walker, a very common Scottish last name, so that's one thing that makes the research a bit tough. But it's not only family history that wants me to go back there.
I love castles!
Dunnottar Castle in northeast Scotland. (found on the internet)
Kilchurn Castle, northwest Scotland. (found on the internet).
Urquart castle on Loch Ness. (my photo).
My photo of the Loch Ness Monster!
Oh, wait a minute...maybe that's a boat...
We didn't make it to the Scotland coast at all that year. There are so many islands to discover besides the Isle of Skye. How about this fascinating place...
Fingal's Cave on the Isle of Staffa. (found on the internet).
Wow. We've been sitting in one place for almost two months now and looking at these photos is making us want to be on the go again! What a gorgeous place Scotland is.
When we were there, our daughter was only eight months old. She won't remember, but she did get to meet two of the four sisters...
My grandmother (90) on the left, and my great aunt (95) on the right, holding our daughter Lindsey.
There is some good old Scottish longevity in the family...my grandmother lived to 98, and her sister lived to 99!