Does a "Jacobite Steam Train" not sound completely dorky?
The answer is to the above question is:
It sounds like train carrying freight in librarians,
bearded men wearing cargo shorts and socks with sandals
& young snotty-children clutching to obscure toys like rock collections.
I guess if you notice all the grey-hairs sitting around you on the train,
you'll realize your aging social life will sooner find you on an Alaskan cruise
than any bikini-clad summer pool parties reminiscent of MTV Spring Break in Panama City.
Then again, if I'm honest with the person I really am,
I probably feel much more comfortable over there anyway...
So it was no surprise that I was more than giddy to spend a morning on this train
working my way up through the hills of Scotland a few weeks ago.
Because while it may sound lamer than girl scouts without any cookies,
a trip on this old steam train is, actually, totally awesome.
Recognize this view?
It's the bridge that the Hogwarts Express goes over in Harry Potter.
PS. Scotland is really pretty.
*all images original to Aspiring Kennedy