Finally, three weeks after Hannah and Jenna left Scotland, I'm getting around to posting about the last two days they spent here.
Some friends of ours from Dornoch (who happen to be visiting Richmond as I type this) own a small farm and recently added some little piglets to their list of animals. I was excited to see the little oinkers before they grew up to be big and fat and not so cute.
We also got right up close to their cows. I don't think I've ever been so close to cows before. I never realized how huge their noses are.
They've got a pretty horse too. Here she is galloping toward us.
Having not lived in a city for the past 16 months, I thought I could possibly become a "country girl", but amongst all the animals and farm machinery and what not, my "city girl" side came shining through. While it was all very intriguing and beautiful, I just don't think I could live on a farm.
It was freezing, but we took one last walk on the beach.
We took the opportunity to work on our "leaping over old concrete barriers" skills.
The girls flew out of Edinburgh early on a Wednesday, so we left Dornoch Tuesday morning to get in a day of sightseeing in Edinburgh. As per usual, it was cold and windy, but that didn't stop us from taking in the sights from the top of a double decker bus.
In the background is Edinburgh Castle, in the foreground is me with what looks like a small animal on my head. Laugh if you'd like, but hey, at least my ears were warm.
Starbucks always brings a smile, especially on a frigid day like that one.
Jenna treated us to a delicious Italian dinner and a Friendly's-esque dessert.
So that's it, the end of a jam-packed, fun-filled two weeks with two of James's sisters. Thanks for coming girl's, it was so great to have you here!