Sunday, August 7, 2011

Epic Vacation Part 2

To Scotland we went...

From London we hopped on a British Airways flight to head north up to Edinburgh. From the airport we rented a car to be driven up to St. Andrews Scotland.

So I'm not sure how my hubby does it (probably his smile) but whenever a lady is at the car rental booth, he always seems to snag a nice car. In Long Beach, CA we somehow ended up with a Mercedes C300. Nice car and we felt special.



Hubby posing with 'the car' next to my parents Peugeot.

In Scotland, he manges to snag a BMW something or other for the same price as a regular compact car (Toyota, etc.). However I digress into the world of cars.

The whole purpose of this trip was so that my parents, particularly my mom, could take us all back to the ol'home town of St. Andrews, Scotland. The home of Golf! I've got a lot of history there on my mom's side. My Great Grandfather was the mayor. Much of what you see on the ride through the golf course to the West Sands parking is all because of another relative who was the Burrough engineer.

Both my grand parents, who moved to Canada 20+ years ago, both died in North Vancouver. However my mom and aunt brought them back to the family plot in St. Andrews, Hence, yet another reason to bring us all back to St. Andrews, to "see" my grand parents and other relatives buried there.



It was very peaceful to see the grave site (where my mom wants to be buried - another trip to St. Andrews for me whenever the time comes). I love old grave yards. They are creepy, magical, mystical and romantic all at the same time. In the above picture, my grand parents' engraving hasn't yet aged so it's not quite readable like what's above it.

*in a creepy kind of way, I was hoping to see or feel a ghost.

9 comments:

Megan said...

That sounds like a fantastic trip - I, too, love old graveyards!

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MommaKiss said...

I soooo want to go to Scotland. Too crazy about scoring nice rentals.

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Julie said...

I love prowling old graveyards. I know...weird. I would love to go to england. The trip sounded exciting.

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hayley.jay said...

Thanks for stopping by...my Dad wants his ashes scattered at the Old Course St. Andrews.

Helene said...

Sounds like you had a fabulous time! Scotland is definitely on my bucket list!

I know what you mean about old graveyards! We went to one in Salem, MA on Halloween one year when we were visiting family in Boston and it gave me the creeps!

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