This past summer was filled with adventures the biggest one was this one, returning to Scotland. Some of you may know that I've been to this beautiful country before, but this time I was able to see more and also have my wife Laura tag along with my mom and I.
We flew from Boise, Idaho all the way to Inverness, Scotland, UK where our adventure began. Inverness is known as the gateway into the Scottish highlands and is often where a lot of people start their trips. Our main plan was to drive the whole North Coast 500 (tad bit over 500 miles) with a small few day pit stop on the Isle of Skye. This was my first time ever driving on the right hand side and for me it only took a few minutes to get used to the difference. I know Laura and Mom were happy on quite a few bits of this journey that I was the pilot. Scotland is an amazing country, but its roads are the size of a ruler. Constantly sharing a single track road, having the opposite car come so close to your car that you question how in the hell it'll get by.
This adventure held a certain part of my heart more than any of my previous ones. If you couldn't tell by my last name, I have a Celtic heritage. When I had traced my last name to the origin of it, it is a descendent from the Scottish clan Mackay. There is a county in the northern most point where the Mackay's are still living and have the territory of the ancestors who once held that land. Driving though there and visiting the towns just gave me a sense of happiness to know this was the area where my family's heritage once began.
There are so many memories created from this trip.