Sunday, 10 August 2008

The Ancestral Homeland...

London and Scotland with my parents was so much fun. I was so excited when they got there and it was so fun to spend a couple of days with them in the city that I love so much and then to go to Scotland to do some family history. I think the Scotland part was a dream realized for both of them, that had been a long time coming. I'm not sure that my dad would say that it was worth the twenty hours of travel both ways for a week...haha...no he probably would. But it made my whole trip to see them there. It was fun to have them visit the center as well and my dad even did a little jig during the talent show to end my program. Hard to believe...but true.




This was one of the old churches we visited in Scotland where my 4th great grandparents were married. The cemetery was FULL of Murdochs and Steeles.

This is the church where I became inbred. I'd better explain that...haha. My mom's 2nd great grandma and my dad's 2nd great grandpa married eachother here. Basically Anne Steele, the woman that was married here, became both my 3rd great grandma and 3rd great aunt that day...haha which still kind of confuses me but it's cool anyways. I guess...
We drove into the Scottish countryside to the area around where the Murdoch/Steele family probably homesteaded. It was beautiful and it looked completely unchanged and untouched over the last 200 years. I loved the rolling hills, all the sheep and cows and the beautiful clouds.

3 comments:

Lace said...

Whit, it looks so beautiful there. And how awesome to have your family with you at the end of your fun journey! I was wondering when you would post a new one...anyway, I would also like to do that someday. Sounds awesome.

Reags said...

POST NOW!

Katie said...

Hey there! I am doing pretty good. Yeah, I am at BYU. Fun, fun. So what are you up to these days? PS I am super jealous of your study abroad. Did you absolutely love it?