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Glenfinnan Viaduct as used in the Harry Potter movies.
Although I will not be able to post this entry until after the date has past (due to lack of Internet access), I did not want to break the journal entry cycle just yet. Alas, the day was filled with so much activity that it must be written about. As Tony Robbins says “A life worth living is worth writing about”.

If I told you that we had some good laughs then I would be lying. By the end of the day we had deeper laugh lines around our faces and our stomachs ached from the amount of bellowing laughs coming in waves throughout the day. It was a very long and enjoyable day that started with an early checkout at 9:30am.

Prior to checkout, we headed down to our free breakfast of cereal, tea, back bacon, scrambled eggs, button mushrooms, Pomegranate juice, and a few other tidbits of lovely food. Afterward the cars were packed it was onto the Jacobite Steam Train to travel around Harry Potter filming locations.
The actual Glenfinnan Viaduct. Does it look familiar?
The Glenfinnan Viaduct and Lake Shiel were beautiful. The rolling Scottish West Highlands gave way to our end destination of Mallaig; a small fishing harbor with breath-taking scenery, friendly people, wonderful foods, and small craft shopping. By our return trip back to Fort William we were all entirely exhausted and had already done a fair share of smiling and laughing. Let’s just say that Greg and I simply LOVE Scotland so far and much has yet to still be seen through Inverness and Edinburgh.

Of course, I cannot end my blog entry just yet. You see, after our wonderful morning, three cars drove the group up to Inverness. Steff, who is originally from Edinburgh and part of our group, drove our car and gave us an adventure to stitch our sides! We swerved slightly off the road (which I am told to be at fault for because I made eye contact with her in the rearview mirror *laugh*), had to help her find a manual in the car to turn on the rear wiper (cause it was raining yet again – big shock! *laugh*), and got lost quite well when we were looking for the hotel in Inverness. I am now formally known as the “Peanut Gallery” and our sides were hurting from the amount of laughing we did during that 1.5 hour drive. It was all in great fun and we were able to see people and places of Inverness that we would have never been able to see before. Thanks Steff!

That’s it for today from the Peanut Gallery. *laugh* I will be sure to post this as soon as we get into Edinburgh tonight and find Internet access. Oh! And did I mention that Greg and I LOVE Scotland! *wink*
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The actual Glenfinnan Viaduct. Doe…
The actual Glenfinnan Viaduct. Do…
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