Home again! Not totally healthy, but upright and ready to keep stepping forward into spring and summer. We just spent a week on the Isle of Skye in the Scottish Highlands. As long as the world sits perfectly still for the next week (likely) I’ll catch up with all the dramatic landscapes, the rainbows, the fairies (not kidding), the vomiting, the langoustines (not related to the vomiting), the history, the seals, the cemeteries at the end of the world, the Roads of Death, the boats … and my wish to return.
Our base was this cozy and extremely comfortable holiday cottage, overlooking Dunvegan loch and with access to the Dunvegan castle gardens.
Of course, I was fascinated by the keys.
And the recycling.
As usual, I embarrassed my children by taking photos of our food.
Smoked salmon appetizer at The Old Schoolhouse. Going to Skye? A great place to eat: upscale, fresh, local, and still kid-friendly. And one of the hotesses there? From Maryland. That’s called synchronicity, people.
We found a toy collection both historic and horrifying. Want more oddness? The owner-collector at this museum — the Glendale Toy Museum — had several items from Wall Drug, in South Dakota. Where I have also been. World, how small do you need to get before my mind explodes?
Oh, there were hundreds of moments of pure earth drama, too.
For your final oh-ha-ha of the day, how about a castle featured in the movie Highlander …
for real … and for LEGO.
Cause that’s right, even after I tell you all about Skye, there’s still the mega-awesomeness (in a totally different way) of LEGOLAND. I need to pour myself another coffee…