Leaving for Scotland on 3/31!
Holy guacamole it is actually happening. Cue epic music.
Feasgar math! Ciamar a tha thu?
You know the worst part about this? My whole trip fell apart on Monday, 3/27. MONDAY. I FLY OUT FRIDAY.
So. I have this trip set up through Trusted Housesitters. I was super stoked; I love the website, the company, the idea behind it, and their safety measures. My mother and I had planned to take advantage of this and discover the authentic Scotland by staying in a 300 year old farm house. Does that not sound awesome?!
Great, so the host was a flake and all of the sudden canceled. "Oh no, I didn't say two weeks, I said one!" "Oh dear, you're coming in on Sunday?" "I was so surprised by your message."
What the eff.
My flight is booked. I have day tours booked and scheduled. My dreams have been shat on.
I will admit, I totally cried. I am not good at handling stress and anxiety (*internal worrying*) so this was like the worst news I could have gotten this week. I was so excited and it was the perfect opportunity for my mom and I. Even worse, my mother had been a bit skeptical of the idea and I had convinced her, only to have our host fall through. Sigh.
Fortunately, my family and I banded together and were able to book an AirBnb. Previously, my mother and I had to skip some things we wanted to do or places to see because we had to be back at a reasonable time to take care of the chickens and dogs. But now, we can do literally whatever we want! Terrifying and awesome at the same time.
Our first bnb is around Edinburgh, and then we will be going to Ayr. We had so many places we wanted to go but weren't able to because of the distance and having to care for the doggos. Now that we don't have to worry about any doggos, we decided to go to all the places!
Day 1-2: Glasgow
Day 3-7: Staying near Edinburgh, lots of day trips and train rides planned :)
Day 7-14: Ayr/Isle of Arran
I'm not posting everything or where I will be in case y'all are creepers. But I also want you guys to be as excited for the photos and stories as I am! I can't wait!
I have some posts scheduled for you guys during my time away but I won't be readily available to answer or respond to any questions or comments. I will have Wi-Fi but I plan on being pretty busy! :)
What I am most excited for:
-Quality time with mommy (duh)
-Seeing some historical sites (US historical sites are not that old in comparison to those in Scotland, and I am a HUGE NERD)
-Admiring the landscape
-Learning some Scottish Gaelic slang
-Experiencing life in Scotland like a local
-Seeing the highlands! Hopefully I get to see some cows (our hair matches!)