Lindsay’s and Andy’s Excellent European Adventure – Part Two

Once upon a time a man and woman fell in love, got married, and lived happily ever after. Then two years later they went to Europe. Specifically to London, the Scottish Highlands and Dublin.

GUESS WHAT I’m talking about me and Andy. Sneaky, I know.

Yesterday I wrote about our adventures in London, and today I’m even more excited because I’m going to tell you about my very favorite part of the trip: Scotland. We were only there for three days, which I quickly learned is about infinity days too few. Now I’m busy peer pressuring everyone I know into booking a trip to the Scottish Highlands and taking me with them (cough cough – that means YOU).

Andy and I stayed in Inverness, the capital of the Highlands. The River Ness runs through town, and Loch Ness is just a short drive away. We explored the beautiful city, took a day tour around the Isle of Skye and boated around Loch Ness looking for Nessie (no such luck).

Now, this is very important, so listen closely: That day tour around the Isle of Skye was my absolute. favorite. thing. we. did. the. entire. trip. I do not exaggerate when I say the photos I’m about to show you do not do it justice. We booked that day tour with a company called WOW Scotland, and I HIGHLY recommend them if you ever find yourself in the Highlands (which you should, and you should also take me back with you). And no, this is not a paid post…because Lord knows I’m still not smart enough to figure those out. It was just that good.

New life goal: move to the Isle of Skye, write books, drink wine. You’re all invited.

And now, without any further adieu, I give you Scotland.

 

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The beautiful River Ness flowing through Inverness

 

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Gahhhhh why don’t I live here

 

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Cathedral in Inverness

 

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You know you’re in Scotland when…..

 

Now we’re getting into the Isle of Skye day tour – please excuse the eleven thousand pictures, but it was just too spectacularly beautiful not to max out my camera.

 

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The small fishing/port town of Portree – how pretty are those painted houses?! Dibs on the pink one.

 

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Kilt rock

 

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Kilt rock

 

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It was pretty windy there……

 

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NBD just a selfie at the most beautiful place ever (the Quiraing)

 

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The Quiraing

 

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I don’t exactly remember what this is, but it’s pretty and I like it and it’s my blog so there.

 

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Ditto… Just a really pretty inlet from the sea, I guess.

 

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Faerie Glen – the home of the fairies

 

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Faerie Glen

 

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It was pretty windy at the Faerie Glen too…

 

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Those are the Cuillen Mountains in the background, I believe

 

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Eilean Donan Castle

 

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I think I’m going to move in here and claim this castle as my own.

 

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Swoon.

 

See? I told you. Scotland is the prettiest. (“So you agree? You think you’re really pretty?”)

 

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NESSIE!

 

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The sky really was that blue over Loch Ness

 

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See that dark water behind us? It’s so dark because the water has a high peat content…….orrrrr it could also be a conspiracy to make Nessie harder to find.

 

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The ruins of Castle Urquhart, on the bank of Loch Ness

 

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Castle Urquhart

 

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We love Scotland!

 

So who’s with me, ready to move to the Scottish Highlands? If we all pool our collective money we might be able to afford a single room in one of these castles.

—The Wife in Training

10 Comments

  • I WILL GLADLY MOVE THERE AND LIVE WITH YOU IN A CARDBOARD BOX.

    Also the entire time I was looking at pictures this scene was playing in my head. IDK what that says about me buttttttttt there it is. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyFAuuMma5M

    • Reply June 24, 2015

      Lindsay Landgraf Hess

      It says “I knew we were friends for a reason.”

  • Those painted houses!!! I want one! You two are the cutest and I love your purse.

    • Reply July 6, 2015

      Lindsay Landgraf Hess

      Okay yes let’s buy painted houses together. And thank you, my purse is from Ross. Do they have Ross in Australia? Maybe I can mail you one.

      • Reply July 6, 2015

        Lindsay Landgraf Hess

        A purse, not a Ross. Just to be clear.

  • YES I’M MOVING WITH YOU!

    • Reply July 6, 2015

      Lindsay Landgraf Hess

      OKAY YES LET’S GO.

  • Reply June 30, 2015

    Kalyn

    BRB emptying my savings account and moving to Scotland!!

    • Reply July 6, 2015

      Lindsay Landgraf Hess

      You won’t be sorry. There is no way that could possibly backfire.

  • Reply July 8, 2015

    Faith

    I never thought that Scotland was somewhere that I wanted to go.. until now.
    It looks INCREDIBLE. I want to go now please.
    Also, Loch Ness looks so beautiful – that sky is sooo blue!

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