Wednesday, January 19, 2011

{Scotland} part two: i truly believe everyone should explore a castle at least once in their life.

[Mugdock Castle, January 2011.]
When i told my nieces tonight that i saw a "real-life castle" on my trip their eyes sparkled & i saw their little minds just racing with wonder.  they were bummed when they found out i didn't get to sleep there, and were more bummed to hear that i didn't meet a prince.

I got to spend the morning with Helen exploring this beautiful castle.  it was breathtaking, as well as a complete dream true.  Poor Helen had to listen to my "oooh's" & "awww's" for at least thirty minutes straight - seriously, she is the best.

but really, when you grow up living in middle of America castles are only found in books. & while books are a wonderful way to explore the world from your own home, i think everyone should experience the view for themselves.

xo-
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15 comments:

  1. it's definitely on my bucket list! <3

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  2. I'm definitely looking to do that! Thanks for making me feel that I won't be disappointed! ;)

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  3. Oh how I know this feeling. When I went to Ireland we got to see the castle where Braveheart was filmed. It was magical. I wanted to be five and have fairy wings.

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  4. Sooo when are we moving? I can pack a bag in 20 minutes.

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  5. beautiful photos! i loved exploring castles there too. i never made it to glasgow though, so this is a new one. so fun!

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  6. gorgeous pictures :) this looks like a very fun place to visit!

    xo, gina

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  7. I went to a castle in Poland and was just as stunned as you were! You pictures are beautiful!

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  8. How wonderful - you are a lucky girl! These pictures are awesome. I hope I have a chance to explore a castle one day as well. As for the prince, I don't know if you'll find him in a castle, but I know he's just waiting to be found, or on the journey of finding you. :)

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  9. Found you through Sara and loved your title ..hopeless romantic ..thats what hubby calls me ..
    as for the castle well I've always wanted to visit one ..hopefully someday ..
    Great to meet you :)

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  10. So beautiful! You got some great photos, Anna. I love hearing about your trip. :) And I can imagine the looks on your nieces' faces when you told them about the castle. Adorable.

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  11. How amazing! I hope I get to explore a castle someday. I just found your blog and I really like it.

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  12. Anna, your post made me realise how much I take castles and the countryside for granted! I'm going to make it a point to appreciate all the wonders around me starting today!

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  13. Oh my gracious, yes! yes! yes! I have always wanted to travel and visit a castle, at least one! How amazing for you!

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  14. is it bad that if i saw such a lovely castle i would be too busy yelling "have fun storming the castle" a la "the princess bride"? because i'm sure i would be guilty of such a thing. :)

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