What I Did On My Summer Vacation (well technically it was my fall vacation)
After Whitby we drove up to Alnwick Castle, that is where they filmed Hogwarts in the Harry Potter movies. I was pretty impressed with the castle, and even more impressed by the fact that they didn't ram Harry Potter crap at you everywhere. Not that they didn't have a few Potterish things, they just didn't make it the theme of the place, which was very nice.
Then we participated in the wedding, the whole reason for going to Scotland in the first place. Here the senior member of the Poop Brigade is helping the happy couple with their first dance. She loved the wedding and felt that it was her duty to keep the activity level at full tilt the whole day. If I was putting a video on this blog you would have the privilege of hearing SLAG in the background. Fun times!
Unfortunately we ran out of time and daylight and returned to our hostel after not actually getting to Lochness. I wasn't greatly distressed about it, because as I have mentioned before, I've been here a few times. We did find some actual edible food that night in an Italian restaurant, the food was great, the bill was greater.
We eventually decided that it was important for the children to do some serious educational sites so that they would have a good start in life. No more stopping to take pictures of silly Hairy Coos, from now on we would only go to areas which would enhance their littles brains. Here we are teaching them all about the penal systems in Stirling.