Dreaming of the Scottish Highlands
There’s a part of me that almost doesn’t want to talk about Scotland.
When something you’ve dreamed of for so long is suddenly within reach, it’s exciting and unbelievable and scary at the same time. You kind of don’t want to talk about it too much or share your excitement with other people because…what if you jinx it? What if something happens at the last minute and it doesn’t push through?
Ahh, but what if it does?
What if — just a little over a month from now — I really do find myself in places like these?
The Scottish Highlands is where my sister and I will hopefully be for a few precious days next month. We will be going on a day tour from Inverness with Andrew MacDonald of Hame Tours and to say that we’re looking forward to it is an understatement. Andrew specializes in Highland tours that dig deep into the country’s cultural marrow — their website calls it “Highland heritage tours & musical encounters” and that’s exactly what my sister and I are interested in. Andrew is also an accomplished folk singer and his love for his home spills into each page of his website. The people over at TripAdvisor can’t say enough good things about him and his tour — seriously, each and every review is 5 stars — so it should be an unforgettable day.
(Plus — and I know this is silly but — isn’t “Andrew MacDonald” such a Scottish name? I’m always like: oooh, I have an email from Andrew MacDonald! I guess I really am going to Scotland!)
Almost too good to be true but…well, I’ve got the tickets and the visa so…I guess I really am going to Scotland — yay!
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