Helloooooooo! I’m back. You’ll never guess what happened. So I went on vacation. Those of you who are friends with me on Facebook probably saw a ton of photos from our trip to Scotland and Northern Ireland. Yes, I was there right around the vote, but no I wasn’t there for the vote. We were actually in Northern Ireland at that point. Anyway, prior to leaving on vacation, I was pretty disciplined about blogging in advance. The goal was to take some time off and not have to think about writing while I was away. The plan worked brilliantly. That is of course, until I came back.
The problem with vacations is you’re so stimulated, that you come back needing an extra vacation. For three weeks I’ve sat at my computer and stared with no motivation to put words to the screen. Things are starting to get back to normal and I promise I’ll have some pretty incredible recipes for you very soon (just because I took a break from blogging, doesn’t mean I stopped cooking!), but for now I’ll share some of my favorite scenes from Scotland.
Possibly the best pulled pork sandwich I’ve ever from a tiny takeaway restaurant in the Old Town of Edinburgh ~ Oink
So much whisky! We visited three distilleries while traveling and this was by far the most informative and least rehearsed ~ Glen Moray, Speyside Region
We visited a castle every other day. Edinburgh was staged; the Brodie Castle had beautiful grounds, Inverness Castle was restricted…but Urquhart was there, just as time left it ~ Urquhart Castle, Loch Ness
The Isle of Skye was beyond words. These photos don’t do it justice. The Quiraing was one of our favorite walks. The path wove through the mountains and valleys forever, eventually bringing us to a breathtaking clifftop ~ Quiraing Walk, Isle of Skye
This was a last minute discovery when leaving Skye. A long stream came out of the mountains, creating small pools and waterfalls for miles down the valley. The brave would take a swim; we were not brave ~ Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye
One of the best meals of our trip. Not overly Scottish but with just enough of the Brooklyn vibe we missed from home ~ Cafe Gandolfi, Glasgow