For 2 days, my mum and I drove through the highlands with our very close friends, or as we call them, our "grandparents."
On the first day, we drove through the hills for a few hours before reaching a small ski lodge café for some tea. As we set off on our drive again, we saw 3 rainbows caused by the intermittent rain showers as we drove through them. Halfway through our drive, we stopped for soup and sandwiches at a café in a small town. When we finally reached our hotel, a small little place called The Rowan Tree in Aviemore, we had a lovely dinner and went to bed.
The morning of the second day, we woke up early to continue our journey. We drove to The Potting Shed at Inshriach Gardens to eat cakes and watch for the rare red squirrels. We saw 2 red squirrels as we sat by the window and drank our tea. We drove on to the House of Bruar shopping centre where we had a hearty lunch and did a bit of shopping. We carried on to Killiecrankie to walk along the gorge and see the site of the Soldier's Leap. According to legend, a soldier was being chased down the gorge during a battle and made a great leap of 18 feet across the gorge to escape unharmed. After a long day of driving, we finally arrived back to my grandparent's town and had dinner before returning home to rest for tomorrow's activities.
- The Potting Shed's Cakes
- Crocuses in Inschriach Gardens
- Scenic drives through the highlands
- The River Dee at Sunset