Posted by Kalie on November 29, 2009
Monday morning I gave my parents and Shawn a tour of my stomping grounds. I showed them my flat and the Hillhead Centre near where I live. Then, since I love Seaton Park, I made them walk the entire loop around it, then through the middle to campus. I think it was at this point in time when they realized just how much I walk over here (I regularly walk 40 minutes to the city centre and 30 minutes to the Sports Village, and 15 minutes to campus). To make the walking better for them, I promised them donuts once we got to campus; it helped keep the whining to a minimum. By the time we had walked around campus and gotten back to my flat, it was past noon and we needed to get going if we wanted to see Stonehaven by the time it got dark (which is around 3:30 now).
We drove to Stonehaven and walked to the Dunnottar Castle. I had been there before, but on a drizzly day. We enjoyed looking at the castle ruins and even walked down the muddy hill to the beach. I think my parents and I have spread out photography fever to Shawn. After entering a few photographs in the state fair last year and not winning anything, he’s determined to get a ribbon this year…or at least beat out my family! Once Shawn uploads his photos, I’ll post some from each person and let you all decide who has the better pictures.
Since it was getting dark, we went back into town for dinner and tasted a deep fried Mars bar at its birthplace. It was quite delicious! On the drive back to Aberdeen, we stopped at a few stores just to browse and compare them to stores in the states.
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