Wednesday, July 28, 2010

day 3 blair castle and scottish cabaret

Blair castle, in the Atholl estate of 145,000 acres, 7 centuries old. we were not allow to take photos inside because the furnishings were so old, photos with flash would damage them this was in the grand ballroom, the only room we could photograph
the grand ballroom
the Blair Atholl distillery, we didn't get to tour the actual distillery, it wasn't open but we all got a shot of the whiskey. it made my ears ring, but it was very good. several members of the tour were from Kentucky so there was a lively discussion about the merits of Kentucky bourbon and the Atholl whiskey.
random shot of a high tower. i could fill a book with these shots of random castles and ruins.
lovely little town
Sir Walter Scott memorial in Edinburgh
our master of ceremonies and Annie at our cabaret dinner
haggis and tatties. i LOVED the haggis, i ate it several more times while in Scotland. i think i was the only person so ate the whole thing! all of our meals on the tour were excellent. we had 3 choices of appetitizers, main course and dessert at every dinner. breakfast was a full Scottish/Irish breakfast: eggs, back bacon, beans, pototoes, grilled tomatoes, mushrooms, sausage, porridge, toast, jam, tea. there was also cereal, fresh fruit, muffins, crossiants, and scones. we found an excellent way to enjoy porridge while in Scotland. porridge, honey, cream and a wee nip of whiskey! it was wonderful and several of us had it every morning.

2 comments:

Molly said...

I am so enjoying this tour vicariously! But it sure is making me homesick.....

patty said...

Molly, don't mean to make you homesick, but i understand how you feel; i feel that way also when i leave