“I grew up in Europe, where the history comes from.” - Eddie Izzard
This is a photograph of Loudoun Hill in East Ayrshire, Scotland. We can see it from where we are staying. We had an even better view of it (as shown in the photograph) the past two days while we stayed at a holiday lodge we rented for the weekend. Click the Loudoun Hill link to see the significance of the above quote.
We rented the Drumboy Lodge for the weekend to give Amber and Len a bit of a break. Not only were they playing host to the four of us, but also a friend of theirs from Belgium and three more children. So we had a total of 5 adults and 9 children hanging out here.
The lodge was a huge place, and a very good deal for the money. It was like we rented an entire Motel 6 for just £90 per night. The place could sleep at least 8 adults comfortably. Alison and I took the 4 oldest kids there the first night, and 5 last night.
It was a great adventure for the kids. I think they are a bit sad that they won't get to stay there again. We are back at Amber and Len's now that the guests from Belgium have returned home.
Today, Ali, C, and I drove to New Lanark to visit this historic mill town. We had a great time and took quite a few photos. I've only managed to get a few of them processed and uploaded to Flickr. You can view the set here.
Tomorrow, we will be visiting Loch Lomond and Mike's old stomping ground.
I'll post more as soon as possible. Stay tuned.