We were so excited to have our first visitors come at the end of November. Tim and Katie were in the Cambridge and Leeds area for work and decided to take a train up to see us in ye old Aberdeen. We are so glad they did! It was wonderful sitting across with familiar faces over cup of coffee/tea again!
|Tim and Tim catching up in Aberdeen's City Centre|
|We enjoyed showing them around our little town|
|Aberdeen houses and steeples|
Then we got to show them around Dunnator Castle.
|We were able to climb down to the sea since we had a babysitter! We had so much fun being goofy and exploring all the nooks and crannies of the area!|
|They are just so cute!|
|Climbing down to the sea|
|Tossing smooth rocks into the water - quite therapeutic!|
After we were finished checking out the castle, we were told by the locals that we couldn't/shouldn't leave the Stonehaven area without first trying the "Best Fish and Chips in Scotland". And oh my word - The Bay Fish Shop was amazing!
|Such good memories! I'm so glad we did it!|
At the end of the week, we drove with them out to Inverness (about a 3 hour drive).
We toured Urquhart Castle together and got to see Lake Loch Ness - very cool.
|Tim and Katie on the top of the hill looking out at the lake|
|It was a gorgeous sunny day for it too!|
|After the Castle, Tim and Katie headed on to Isle of Sky and we just stayed in Inverness for the afternoon and then headed home. We had lunch at a little place called Bella Italia.|
I highly recommend it! Yummy Italian food at a good price!
|Maddy got a balloon and to keep it from blowing away we tied it to her pony and it created hours of fun :)|
|We enjoyed poking around Inverness. It was such a nice little town. Tim checked out the used book store while the girls and I wandered the cobblestone streets popping in and out of shops. It was such a relaxing afternoon!|
It was such a nice week. I'm thankful that they took the time and extra money to come and see us. What a blessing to have friends (of 10+ years) here with us when we are so far from family and friends!