In preparation for an upcoming project in the Caribbean, I’ve just returned home from a week-long business trip to Scotland. Makes perfect sense, right? I’ve always wanted to go to Scotland but I imagined it would be on holiday with my wife. For years, we both have wanted to go together so this trip made me feel so dirty and guilty going without her. At one point I even tried to get out of going just so I could wait to see it with her. Alas, duty called so off I went. Having spent the last year working in Egypt, I can’t say I wasn’t ready for a change of scenery.
I arrived in Aberdeen on a Saturday, allowing me an extra day to rest up before all the meetings and it gave me an opportunity to explore this old city. I especially enjoyed the Scottish summer weather. I think the highest temperature I saw was around 64F. Coming from the heat and humidity in Texas and Florida, the weather felt incredible. It sprinkled rain on and off but never so much as to change the course of a day’s activity. Exploring the city was pretty neat but the whole week I was there I felt anxious from a strong desire to go see the countryside for which Scotland is so well known.
I’m going to keep this post brief and just cut now to a few random photos from my walks around the city of Aberdeen. Tomorrow, I’ll share with you a post with the most photos I’ve ever shared at once. I’ll give you a hint of what’s to come: The evening before I had to fly home, I managed to escape the city for a few hours.
Short and sweet, nothing really special. Check back tomorrow for the big post!