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The journey to
Ronnie and Christine parked and we waited outside for five minutes before we headed in. Dad turned around just as we got to their table in the Claret Jug lounge, where they were waiting until their table was ready. He half smiled and I realised I must have had a suspicion we were coming...but then Dad is never very expressive anyway, so I knew he wouldn't be jumping up and down delighted to see us!
So we said surprise, and he nodded...Mum asked if he'd suspected anything, and he said when my Granny asked if she was right thinking we were going away on Saturday, he wondered if we were tagging along with them, because we were actually supposed to leave on the Wednesday (his birthday) but all of a sudden it became the Tuesday - the day Mum and Dad were leaving for Inverlochy! Oh well, at least he didn't say anything ahead of time...
We had a wonderful lunch - quite casual, but still nice - and hit the road again. This time the drive was going to be about 2 hours. Mark was asleep before we got to the end of the driveway, which Ronnie and Christine thought was hilarious! I tried to read for a bit but because it was getting dull and cloudy I was soon asleep too!