|We are staying for a week in Ballater Scotland at the Hilton Craigendarroch. We have been very busy as we have linked up with Irmgard (Rita's sister) and her husband, Neil. We are enjoying Scotland quite a bit. Day one...long walk up and over a few hills. Day two...drive through the countryside finding Neil's ancestral home in Leslie and onward to Huntly Castle and even a stop at a shortbread factory...WOW! Then dinner at the local pub. Day three...looooong bike ride (6 hours) through the Queen's reserve at Balmoral Castle and a stop for a whisky tour at the Royal Lochnagar distillery.