Family Road Trip Through Scotland's Western Highlands

Road Trip Through Scotland’s Western Highlands

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We stayed in Spean Bridge on our road trip throughย Scotland’s Western Highlands,ย not for any other reason but that it was a strategic spot between Glencoe and the Isle of Skye.

Spean Bridge, Scotland

So the fact that it also had pretty vistas and a monument to boot was just an added bonus.

Spean Bridge, Scotland

A mile above the cutesy town of Spean Bridge sits the Commando Memorial, honoring the soldiers’ lives who were lost during World War II.

Commando Memorial, Scotland

I can’t help but think this is a pretty excellent spot to rest permanently. The trio of commandos are depicted looking south toward Ben Nevis, the tallest “mountain” in the British Isles, and the monument is inscribed with: “United We Conquer.”

Commando Memorial, Scotland

Just above Spean Bridge on the way to Glengarry is one of the most beautiful viewpoints we visited throughout our vacation.

Western Highlands, Scotland

My mom found her a suitor with a bagpipe—her second of the trip (and it was only day five!), I should note—to give her a history lesson. (Good thing my dad doesn’t read my blog!)

Western Highlands, Scotland

Kari was giving him the stink eye.

Scottish Highlands

Until he offered her his cap and played along with our Gangnam Style escapades.

Western Highlands, Scotland

And it was here that I also realized my sister is actually the superior jumper of the two of us.

Western Highlands, Scotland

We’ve still got to work on her facial expression, but just look at that hang time! I better get serious about my own jumps moving forward. Time to vary the jumping pose…next trip.

COMMENTS
  • November 2, 2012

    I always wonder why magazine ads decide to show their models jumping? Now I am beginning to wonder the same thing about C&C! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • November 2, 2012

      Do they? I’d never noticed (and I used to work at a fashion magazine!).

      Here at C&C, we like to convey excitement in as visual a way as possible ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • November 2, 2012

    I guess sheep are missing from these pics! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • November 5, 2012

      I know! Should have Photoshopped some in =)

  • November 2, 2012
    Mom

    My favorite Scottish post! Loved that guy…he spent so much time with us…and he was cute, too!!

    • November 5, 2012

      Dad probably wouldn’t have even noticed if you brought him home with you for a souvenir!

  • November 4, 2012

    Oh my god, you girls in your matching sweaters is freaking adorable! Tell me you did it on purpose. And if you didn’t, lie to me and tell me that you did.

    • November 5, 2012

      While we didn’t do it on purpose per se, we also didn’t change when we realized we were twinsies ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • November 7, 2012

    The view from Scottish highlands is really beautiful, perfect for introverts and artists.

    • November 18, 2012

      And extroverts who like jumping off rocks for photos and dancing with bagpipers =)

  • November 7, 2012

    WOw, these pics are so awesome. I feel little bit envious of you!

  • November 10, 2012

    Loved the captures. Gorgeous country side!

    • November 18, 2012

      I’m convinced a prettier one does not exist!

  • November 14, 2012

    Awesome shots! We absolutely love the look and layout of your site. The content is even better ๐Ÿ™‚

    • November 18, 2012

      Thanks, guys! And we’re both C&Cs ๐Ÿ˜‰ (And both pals to Spencer.) What more do we have in common, I wonder?

  • November 16, 2012

    I really love that you have a whole category devoted to jumping!

    • November 18, 2012

      I am not used to your married name AT ALL. A belated congrats–I have a lot of back-reading to do =)

  • June 12, 2014

    Nice post Kristin, the Commando Memorial is always a stopping point for me on my way north, they really do have a hell of a view!

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