Mom, Dad and I had a great time whene they were here in Scotland. I got to play tour guide and take them all over. We spent the first few days here in Aberdeen and I showed them about. We took day trips to Balmoral Castle, the summer home of the Queen, and to Perth to go to Scone Palace. Then I took them down to Carlisle England for a few days as a birthday present trip. We got to go out to two of the old Roman Forts and got to stand on Hadrian's Wall. The landscape was amazing down there and I have decided that I want to backpack the 80 miles of the wall. It looks like it will be a really nice walk. In Carlisle we ate some really good Italian food and went to a Greek restaurant that was amazing. We came back up to Aberdeen and spent a few more days, did some shopping and walking around. I attempted to take them to Duthie park but one wrong turn and they didn't believe that I knew where I was going and decided to turn back. We did make it out to Hazelhead park, on the bus, but once there it started raining so we did a quick walk around the Queen Mum's rose garden and headed to the canteen and got a cup of tea and a sweet treat. Next we went up to Inverness and took a tour of Loch Ness and the castle Urqhart which is along the Loch. We did more shopping in Inverness at the gift shops. From Inverness we headed to Fort William. We did a private car tour in Fort William which took us through Glen Nevis (Braveheart was filmed here), up to Spean Bridge, through the Cameron land (a Cameron family museum), to Glenfinnan (where we saw the Glenfinnan Viaduct which is the bridge in Harry Potter, and saw the church that is in Made of Honour), and along Loch Linnhe. The tour was really amazing and well worth the trip. We headed back to Aberdeen and it was time for packing for Mom and Dad to return to the US. It was a great holiday and very relaxing.