Last week our family took advantage of Spring Break by spending a few days relaxing and being tourists in a place not far from our own backyard. We made the short trip up to the lovely village of Bridge of Allan, which is literally in the shadow of Stirling’s William Wallace Monument. We had a fantastic time seeing new things, doing a bit of hillwalking and laughing a lot. Trips like this make me think upon the childhood memories I have of family getaways. I hope that my son is able to look back in fondness one day as he recalls sweet times like this past week.