I recently spent 10 days in Scotland with my new husband. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and feel refreshed by the scenery, the cities rich in history and believe it or not- the food. If you have a wee minute, please enjoy these images! You may want to take a seat, we covered a lot of ground.

To stretch our jet-lagged legs. We spent a day hiking along the West Highland Way, a footpath that backpackers can hike from Glasgow north all the way to Inverness.

A field of foxgloves!

En route we drove through the breathtaking pass of Glencoe known for it’s highland clan history and warfare.

Can anyone identify this little flower? The blossom is about the size of a peanut.

Balmoral Castle was our next order of business. With the royal baby due any day- this elegant retreat that has been in royal family for the last 150 years was a must. It is situated in the Grampian mountains in the NE and has a staff of 5o that keep it tidy for the Queen.

Next we visited East Neuk, the north shore on the mouth of the Firth where a chain of small fishing villages reside. This region is touted for some of the UK’s best fish & chips. So we went for a taste.

And on to Edinburgh… know for it’s famous ‘crescent’ townhouses throughout the New Town.

The centuries-old Edinburgh castle! Mary, Queen of the Scots, gave birth to King James here who later became the king of England.

Cheers from Scotland!

The MacDonalds