Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Our Travel Log with Grandpa Frank

Above are photos of Carbeth Fishery

I love this photo!

Waiting for the ferry in Arran to go back to Ardrossan

One of the first things we saw on the Island--it was quite breathtaking!

The Island of Arran along the coast

another lovely castle that was originally owned by the Norwegians (still Arran).

I heart pink!

My Dad has been here for a week now and it has been a wonderful adventure. I told Soren when my dad arrived that "Grandpa Frank is my dad" and so after that he would refer to him as "your dad" and say things like "where's your dad?" or "where's mama's dad?" It was so cute and we all got a kick out of it.

My dad rented a car and we had some wild rides touring Glasgow, Carbeth, Ardrossan, and the Island of Arran. The drivers are a bit more aggressive and daring here so it was like Mr. Toads wild ride at Disneyland sometimes--I'm glad I wasn't driving. We took the car on the ferry to Arran and it was so absolutely beautiful--even when it rained! Luckily the rain cleared up on the Island and we has some sunshine. Soren was such a good traveler in the car and I think it has something to do with the fact that we don't have one here and it was a real novelty.

I had to work some of the time and it was fun to have my dad escort me to work with the rental car and show him where I teach dance. I'm really going to miss him and am so sad that his stay is coming to an end. It's hard being away from family. We love you dad! Thanks for everthing!


Stephanie said...

Looks like you are having a fun time. It is so beautiful there. My mom is here now. We are having a lot of fun. We are a little tired but still having a great time. I know what you mean about missing family. Give Soren a big kiss.

Michelle said...

Those photos are precious! I love the pink building. It is so hard at times to be away from your parents especially because they're getting older and at least for me I notice how quickly time flies and the times you see your parents are only small amounts of time in a year- at least if there is a lot of space between you. Sounds like you had a wonderful time- I'm happy for you!

Meaghan said...

So beautiful! That picture of Soren with your Dad is so sweet.

Carol said...

What an adventure you are on.

I remember when we lived in Texas. Any time parents would visit it was SO great. But almost harder once they left. You just miss them so much more after you've been with them. But, the time together is always so much better!

Bridget said...

It is so beautiful there. I miss you and I miss dad! You should drive one day- it really is an adventure! xo

charles said...

Where are you?

When did dad start cultivating that snowy white goatee?