Monday, April 27, 2009


Hey Everyone! How's that for a gorgeous view? :) Here's me and my daughter Tyler in the Glencoe area. This was our first full day in Scotland, taken on a Highland tour just a few short hours before....
I fell and broke my nose on a boat tour on Loch Ness!!!!
Yes, oh yes--I have plenty a picture of my broken face. Two nice purple and black shiners and a giant goose-egg on the forehead for the rest of the trip. It stopped throbbing after about an hour, so we finished out the tour, our adorable tour guide Ally (think JAMES MCAVOY!!!) took us to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh where I was x-rayed, paper stitched across the bridge of my nose, and...that's that! The next day we were up bright and early for our Borders tour, where we explored Bamburgh and Alnwick Castles in England! FUN FUN FUN!
I've been a bit slow in posting, but as soon as we got home from Scotland I went to work for a couple of days, then drove down to Orlando, FL to the Romantic Times Booklovers Convention. Just got back yesterday! So...I still haven't unpacked, much less uploaded my pics! But we've some fantastic shots (thank GOODNESS I brought my film camera, because my digital went flying and BROKE! Sob!) and as soon as I catch my breath, unpack, and STUFF, I'll upload a bunch of pics for ya'll to check out.
The weather was GORGEOUS--sunny and crisp on most days, mixed in with some moody cloud coverage. Our last day in Edinburgh was covered in a wonderful mist--we could barely even see the castle! I took some photos in black and white and I swear, they look as though we stepped back in time. I can't wait to show you all!!!!
So! I just wanted to say HAALLOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! We're home, still on the go but trying my best to slow down and catch up with YOU! :)
I hope everyone had a great Easter!!!


  1. Welcome Back :)!!!!! Sorry about the nose. I'm glad that you still had fun though. Sure missed reading your posts. Spent Easter in Gatlinburg, beautiful area, but can't wait to see all the great pictures you took of Scotland/England.Glad your back.:)

    Oh my, it's typical that you couldn't just enjoy your trip, isn't it? Of course you had to break your nose first to have some fun...
    No, seriously, sounds like something really painful but I'm glad you had fun nontheless and didn't let it spoil your holidays!
    I can't wait for more pictures!
    Get better soon!

  3. Welcome home! Ouch! Sorry about the nose! But then you and your daughter will have that as an added memory. When you hadn't posted in a while I though you were having so much fun you just weren't coming back! Glad ya'll had a great and safe (pretty much) trip. Looking forward to the pixes.

  4. Ouch..broken nose? No fun! Sounds like you guys had a good time, i'm so jealous!!!!

  5. Wow. Broken nose. Sounds exactly like something I would do.

    Glad to have you back, though. Hope you enjoyed RT. I heard it was a lot of fun...

    Can't wait to see your pictures.

    Tami Brothers

  6. LOL, thanks guys! All's well now, no black eyes although I do have a scar on my forehead and one at the bridge of my nose where I gashed it. No problemo! We didn't slow down one second. Luckily, the throbbing and stinging stopped after about an hour--it just LOOKED really bad! :)

    I'm uploading pics ASAP!!!