Scottish Road Trip: Day 1

Last week, Katie and I began a road trip journey of the Scottish Highlands and the Isle of Skye. I was the driver, and since I’m here writing I clearly didn’t kill us by driving on the wrong side of the road.  On  the first day, we drove from north from Edinburgh towards Inverness by way of the A9 –>A86 –>A82.  In Newtonmore, we stopped at a little cafe and had some chicken curry and chips.  Katie claims this is the best curry she’s ever had.

Katie's favorite curry
Katie’s favorite curry

From Newtonmore, we drove on a very sketchy single lane road (the first of many) and saw some amazing sights, like Loch Lochy and Loch Ness. Yes, I stopped and said “what up” to Nessie.

I spy a castle
I spy a castle
Panorama of Loch Ness
Panorama of Loch Ness
Reflections
Reflections
Katie and me looking super awesome (read: deliriously tired and greasy)
Katie and me looking super awesome (read: deliriously tired and greasy)
Loch Lochy. So beautiful.
Loch Lochy. So beautiful.

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I see Nessie, can you?
I see Nessie, can you?
Urquhurst Castle on Loch Ness
Urquhurst Castle on Loch Ness

That night, we stayed in a really awesome accomodation…a wooden tent!

IMG_4351Apparently this is called “glamping.”  The camping pod came with little mattresses, basically gym floor mats, with pillows and duvets, electricity, a heater, and WIFI! Wifi in the woods, I just couldn’t get over how amazing that was.  Katie and I had so much fun hanging out, drinking cider, eating gummies, and dancing around to Daft Punk.  I also had a a really great phone conversation with my mom about how Nessie might be a sturgeon.  Now we know where I get my geek from.

 

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