Saturday, October 10, 2015

Exploring Kenmore

Our day was spent exploring our surroundings, and we were very pleased with what we found. Autumn is beginning to descend on the area, coloring the landscape and providing a feast for the eyes. We saw the foliage reflected in Loch Tay and enjoyed spending time at the playground, which is surrounded by beautiful hills and forests. In the village, we came across many interesting sights, including The Kenmore Hotel, which was founded in 1572 and claims to be the oldest hotel in Scotland. We also bought matches at the post office, because that is where one buys matches in this little town. Later, we discovered some awesome and unexplained ruins on the side of the road and then visited Castle Menzies, which is our favorite castle we have visited, so far. As the day wound down, we made the short drive back home, so Weston could watch his beloved Longhorns beat the Sooners. After dinner, we roasted marshmallows over the fire, fulfilling a particular wish that Clay had. It was such a wonderful day!

Breathtaking Loch Tay

Fun at the Kenmore Playground

Around Kenmore

Castle Menzies

Yesterday, Clay said to me, "You know what I'm wishing for?"
To which I replied, "No, buddy, I don't."
He responded, "I'm wishing for marshmallows. Do you think it will come true?"
"Probably not," I said, knowing our options for that item were limited.
But Nana, the wish granter, found some marshmallows in a little store in the village
and presented them to Clay as we were leaving the park.
It was truly a wish come true for this happy little boy!


  1. I am wondering if they have Diet Dr. Pepper in Scotland? Or anywhere you have been thus far. Also, what foods have you missed most while you have been away that you cannot find anywhere???

    1. Chey-Anne, we have not seen any true Diet Dr. Peppers, though we did see Dr. Pepper Zero or something similar in Switzerland, I think. But, I weaned myself off of them before we left on the trip, so I didn't try them. We are always missing Mexican food, though we have been able to find stuff to make soft tacos and salsa, so that helps curb the cravings.


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