Wednesday, September 4, 2013

A fun weekend with family...

We ended up a very busy month with a fun weekend.  Our oldest son Steve and three of his kids came up from England to visit.  Darcy, his wife was in Provo, Utah with his oldest daughter.  Nicole was beginning her freshman year at BYU.  She was very excited but it would have been fun to have her and Darcy here with us for the weekend.  Steve is in the Air Force and is stationed at Lakenheath Air Base.  On Saturday we took Steve and the kids to Glamis Castle.  It was a fun day. 

The "heather on the hill" is nearly bloomed out.  Next year for sure we are taking a trip farther up in the highlands to see the heather.

This the entrance to the Glamis Castle.  This is the childhood home of the Queen Mother.  Princess Margret, the sister of Queen Elizabeth was born here.  It is still lived in by the Strathmore family.  Tourists are able to tour the old original part of the Castle.  The Castle is available for weddings and private parties...if you have enough money.  One can go to Glamis and go pheasant hunting with the 14th Earl of Strathmore for only $3,500 for the day

Jessie, James, and McKayla

A Highland "coo".  This breed of cow is common in the highlands.

McKayla & James in front of the Castle

Our son Steve in the Italian Garden which is part of the Castle grounds.  The Castle grounds includes 17,000 acres...a wee bit to mow on a Saturday

1 comment:

  1. Loved all the pictures of Steve and the beautiful Tatoo!