Has it already been 2 weeks ago since I said I wanted to finish the Scotland tour before Thanksgiving? Wow where does the time go? Sooner or later I knew it wasn’t going to happen. Then I caught a cold right after Thanksgiving, not a bad one, but bad enough. I have a severe NSAID allergy, which means I can’t take anything but Tylenol, making it a longer get better time. So I would come home from work and go to sleep with the kitties. Then Laura Taylor was in the shop this weekend teaching, so no days off for me. I still need to write my Christmas cards, wrap and ship which could be very interesting with 8 little paws that want to help.
We were in for quite a treat today! This will be our last day in Scotland, but because of the amount of pictures it will take 2 posts. I will admit that a few days back in the trip, I was really ready to go home, but by now I didn’t want to leave!
We said goodbye to Oban as we headed south to Edinburgh. Our first stop would be Dalmally Railway station, which is a wonderful place to visit and is the last remaining station house on the old Callender/Oban line. It was built in 1877 for the Duke of Argyll.
It is a hidden gem from both a historical view of Scotland with such traditional arts such as weaving, spinning and dyeing.
There was so much to look at and so much to take in. Later in the morning, we sat outside having our tea and waving to the trains as they left. Such great hand made items that it was really hard to make up your mind as to what you wanted!
Thanks to Caryn who was a great sport and posed with her hat! She actually did purchase it. I think she wears it well, don’t you?
My favorite were the bears and many of these left with our group!
it was hard not to buy a bear, but I know that they all found good homes! After we finished shopping we were treated to a cheese tasting, which was fabulous!
And then the scenery was just as fabulous!
Richard and Caryn posing their hats! All too soon it was time to get back on the bus and head for our last stop.
My kids are growing up too quickly! They’re almost 5 months old now!