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September 2 — Cassillis House and Culzean Castle

In the morning, we picked up up my mother and my uncle and aunt at the Ayr train station (they had been on a different Scotland tour). We went to Maybole Castle where we had a very interesting talk and tour, then we went to a Burns Lunch (variation of a Burns Supper) at Cassillis House (pronounced "cassels"), the home of Lord Ailsa and his mother, Lady Mary, the Marchioness of Ailsa. It rained during most of that event, but the weather did not dampen our spirits! After the lunch, we took a quick trip to Culzean Castle (pronounced “cullane”) so my mom and my aunt and uncle could have a chance to see it. Then Elaine, Jim, and I were dropped off at Robert Burns National Heritage Park, and my mom, uncle, and aunt were driven back to Ayr station to take a train to Glasgow. This was the last day of our tour with Lord Ailsa, so in the evening, Elaine, Vicki, Jim, and I had a last drink with Lord Ailsa at the Chestnuts Hotel, the sister hotel of the Old Racecourse, located across the street.


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Table set for Burns Lunch
Table set for Burns Lunch
“Tam O’ Shanter”
“Tam O’ Shanter”
“Tam” and Vicki
“Tam” and Vicki
“Tam” and the ladies
“Tam” and the ladies
“Tam” and my mom
“Tam” and my mom
“Tam” and my aunt Judy
“Tam” and my aunt Judy
Lord Ailsa and bagpipers
Lord Ailsa and bagpipers
Judy and Mom with piper
Judy and Mom with piper
Maybole Pipe Band
Maybole Pipe Band
Pipe band audience
Pipe band audience
Side view of Cassillis House
Side view of Cassillis House
Front view of Cassillis House
Front view of Cassillis House
Maybole Pipe Band in front of Cassillis House
Maybole Pipe Band in front of Cassillis House
Lady Mary enjoying the pipe band
Lady Mary enjoying the pipe band
Entertainers at the Burns lunch
Entertainers at the Burns lunch
Addressing the haggis
Addressing the haggis
Toasting the haggis
Toasting the haggis
“Here are we met, three merry boys”
“Here are we met, three merry boys”
“Three merry boys I trow are we”
“Three merry boys I trow are we”
“We are na fou”
“We are na fou”
Uncle Nelson gets a “thank-you” kiss
Uncle Nelson gets a “thank-you” kiss
Mom in front of Culzean Castle
Mom in front of Culzean Castle
Me with my aunt and uncle at Culzean Castle
Me with my aunt and uncle at Culzean Castle
Entrance gate at Culzean Castle
Entrance gate at Culzean Castle
Archery contest at Culzean Castle
Archery contest at Culzean Castle
Culzean Castle with archery contest
Culzean Castle with archery contest
Archery contest at Culzean Castle
Archery contest at Culzean Castle
Culzean Castle framed by old gate
Culzean Castle framed by old gate
Burns Cottage (birthplace of Robert Burns)
Burns Cottage (birthplace of Robert Burns)
Burns Cottage
Burns Cottage
Bust of Robert Burns
Bust of Robert Burns