So, I was reflecting on my vacations over the last several summers, and I realized that since 2007, I have seen at least one castle every summer. Of course, in 2007 I saw LOTS of castles because I was in Scotland. But perhaps my favorite was Eilean Donan Castle on my trip to the highlands and west coast islands with Laurie and Amie. In 2008 it's a bit of a stretch, but Tina, Carol and I built a sandcastle in Panama City. :) 2009 saw my family trying to stay dry while 8 inches of rain fell on us at Walt Disney World. In 2010 we traveled a bit farther to see Schloss Neuschwanstein in Germany. And this year Amie and I went to Hogwarts Castle at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. I wonder what castle 2012 will bring... I hope it involves more international travel!