I'm here! I'm here! I'm here! I've been surviving single parenthood for the last 2.5 weeks. It's been a rough time. Stress, injuries, exhaustion. But we made it, and he's back. And God is always good.
So, I'm back to blogging!!! Our first stop was a place that I didn't see on my first trip to Scotland. CC drove a bit out of the way to take the kids to see Campbell Castle. This was THEIR castle. The walk up was long and beautiful.
We just could not get over the beauty. It was obvious why they chose this spot. It would have been difficult to attack!
And what a fortress they built! The ticket agent was so much more than that. He knew more about Campbell history than any book I've ever read. He filled us in on all kinds of details we didn't know, things about their intense loyalty to the crown and the fact that they embraced Knox's reformation.
We went all through the castle, finding small rooms and great rooms where they once had roaring fires and enormous dining tables. We made it up to the roof and discovered a roof room that is now a protected bat habitat!
When Miss Middler "borrows" my camera, I am always amazed at the perspectives she finds. The next two photos were taken by her.
Our historian ticket seller told us where to stand for this picture. It became a favorite of mine.
And he's always been my favorite.
And this was, I think, one of the best pictures I have ever taken of her. Look at that moss! Look at that beautiful girl!