The past weekend was one of the best 3 days of my life thus far. The words and pictures I use to describe my experience in the Scottish Highlands will not do it justice, but I'll try my best. I went on a tour to the Highlands -- the North of Scotland -- with 15 other students from the university. Our tour guide was this amazing man named Nory, who runs his own tour company called Heartland Travel. His good friend Neal came along so they could take turns driving. (If you ever find yourself in Scotland definitely book this tour because it was THE BEST and he was THE BEST). Nory was so passionate about his country and was the absolute best storyteller I've ever had the privilege to listen to. I heard more Scottish folklore tales and stories about Scotland's history in these wee three days than the rest of my whole month here! Nory has such an inspirational, positive outlook on life and a wonderful sense of humor. He really reminded me of a Scottish, non-Christian version of my awesome youth pastor back at home.
Friday was a very "Harry Potter-y" day and the first film location we saw was a patch of trees on a mountain where they put Hagrid's lil house at for "Prisoner of Azkaban." They ended up having to relocate the house after filming ended, because the town didn't want that area to become a huge tourist site.