We had lunch in the Mountain Cafe - my favourite place, you can see the Cairngorm Mountains whilst eating your lunch, heavenly. I then drove up the mountain and watch all the skiers. It was such good fun watching people skiing (and falling over). We had to wait for the funicular train to leave its depot - my daughter was thrilled that she saw the train.
On the way back down we stopped at Lake Morlich and watched the ducks. They were so cute and came running up to us as soon as we got out of the car - they must be used to people feeding them. Unfortunately, we didn't have any bread, so they must have been quite disappointed with us. We then drove on to The Hilton Hotel site and looked around their wooden lodges in the forest. It was a beautiful setting. The Hilton also have an outdoor activities area - rock climbing, trampolining, ski hill etc. Aviemore is a great place is you like outdoor pursuits, there is just so much to do.
Instead of taking the A95 main route home, I decided to take the scenic route from Grantown and we drove 24 miles and only passed three cars - talk about gridlock !!!
All in all we had a fab day.
Kathryn, Lazy Daisy Glass xx