The whole reason for going to Europe this summer was to go to the Isle of Man. This is a place where my ancestors came from and it was great to see so many wonderful things. And this is the part of the trip where all 26 of us were together. So much fun!
This is a picture of what my family does on vacation. We take pictures (if you haven’t guessed already).
And here is the other view of this part of the Douglas Boardwalk–with the Manx flag at the top.
Cregneash Village was a fun place to see what life was like on the Isle of Man back in the day.
And there were even Manx sheep (sheep with four horns). So fun to see in person.
The Calf of Man is the little island in the distance.
The Laxey Wheel was a highlight to our trip. We have been wanting to see this wheel (and we have been singing about this wheel) for years!
So much fun to see!
Did you know that the Laxey Wheel keeps turnin’, turnin’, turnin‘?
In Lady Isabella’s memory…
But while in Laxey we also got to do another thing we have been waiting to do for years. Ride the Little Train!
And this is the engine of that train. You can’t really tell, but Kavyn was so excited he was almost speechless.
Seriously, such a fun place to see after researching it for years and years.
And then there was Peel Castle.
It lives on the Isle of St. Patrick.
And is one of my new favorites–as far as castles go. Loved being on the Isle of Man!