Aviemore

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Aviemore.  We are still in the Highlands.  It turns out my 4th great grandfather was from here and I still hold his Scottish surname.  My father visited this place nearly 40 years ago and was able to find our old family plot.  There was nothing left at the time of his visit but the foundations and described the town as being small.  

The three of us drove in on a Saturday evening.  We ended up staying in the MacDonald Aviemore Highland Resort.  It was one of those big resorts that can accommodate to every need.  We ate at a Cairngorm Hotel restaurant next door.  Will and I had our chance to eat our haggis, and drink some Scotch.  I do not see what all the commotion is about, haggis is delicious.  Afterwards, I hung around the pub and listened to some live music.
Aviemore from the 6th floor.
  It was a little too loud for conversations and most of the people were older men.  But the Scotch was good and went down smoothly.  With that, I had a great night.  
 
I woke up early on Sunday and decided to drive around and see the town before the stores opened. Aveimore is a destination for holiday travelers as it is located in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. It is quite apparent that this once little town is now growing fast.  Some of the roads would have the older, quaint little houses while others would have the new development style layout.  The town overall was beautiful.  Unfortunately, we could not stay long and we headed out late morning to make our way to Edinburgh.  

I was unable to find out where or even if my old family foundations still existed.   Maybe next time...

euphemy says:
I agree with you about haggis, I think it's pretty good. When I was in Scotland in 2005, we hung out at the Cairngorm Hotel too. The music was good then. Sorry to hear you weren't ablle to find your familys' plot though.
Posted on: Jan 27, 2008
sylviandavid says:
i enjoyed your blog..... happy travels. sylvia
Posted on: Sep 24, 2007
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Me.
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Aviemore from the 6th floor.
Aviemore from the 6th floor.
Haggis.
Haggis.
The Cairngorm Hotel is where we at…
The Cairngorm Hotel is where we a…
I had the traditional Scottish bre…
I had the traditional Scottish br…
Driving around town.
Driving around town.
Someones cool ride.  They must be…
Someone's cool ride. They must b…
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