Lizzie is 6 Months & Her First Castle Trip


Lizzie turned 6 months yesterday- this is worth talking about.  I have always thought {and rarely said aloud} that if I could skip the first 6 months of a baby, I would.  I know- it’s  horrible.  I know that.  Yet it remains the truth.  I will be the first to say that Lizzie girl is […]

Lake District Detour: Caerlaverock Castle

On our way south down to the Lake District, Josh had the brilliant idea of detouring a bit to visit  Caerlaverock Castle  {Car-la-va-rock} in Dumfries.  The kids really love castles, especially new ones we haven’t seen before and that they climb on!  Plus, it is the only castle we’ve seen with a real moat, though […]

Huntly Castle


Mom, the kids, and I hit Huntly Castle again this trip- we have season passes and we love Dean’s Shortbread Factory!  Even though it was a rainy day, we were able to miss most of it and enjoy the castle.

Monty Python Castle


Doune Castle Rachel mentioned that Doune Castle was right by Stirling Castle, which was pretty cool…however, when she threw in that this particular castle was where they filmed parts of Monty Python and the Holy Grail…well we were all in.  We drove the almost 3 hours to Stirling, hit the castle and had lunch, and […]

Stirling Castle

View fro the castle {you can see the Wallace Monument}

One more castle to see… After 2 years of living in Scotland, we’ve hit a lot of the castles we’ve wanted to see, but Stirling Castle was still on the list.  It’s about 2 1/2 hours away, and we chose a perfectly lovely day to go, if I say so myself!  Similar to Edinburgh Castle, […]