Graham Spends Summer in Scotland

But she didn't see the Loch Ness Monster.

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Graham Spends Summer in Scotland

STREET PIPES: Emma Graham approaches a genuine bagpiper on the streets of Edinburgh, Scotland. She spent a large part of her summer break living with and working for a host family in the country.

STREET PIPES: Emma Graham approaches a genuine bagpiper on the streets of Edinburgh, Scotland. She spent a large part of her summer break living with and working for a host family in the country.

Kayla Graham

STREET PIPES: Emma Graham approaches a genuine bagpiper on the streets of Edinburgh, Scotland. She spent a large part of her summer break living with and working for a host family in the country.

Kayla Graham

Kayla Graham

STREET PIPES: Emma Graham approaches a genuine bagpiper on the streets of Edinburgh, Scotland. She spent a large part of her summer break living with and working for a host family in the country.

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Some took the high road, and some took the low road, but senior Emma Graham got to Scotland before all of them this past summer.

While many students didn’t get any further than Smoot over the summer, Graham took a journey to Scotland. She went with her sister Kayla five weeks before the rest of her brothers and sisters came out to join her for 10 days.

While in Scotland, Graham went and worked for her host family for a couple hours during the day then was able to go explore the cities and see all the cool buildings throughout Scotland.

Kayla Graham

BONNY LASS: Emma Graham stands in front of one of the many famous buildings in Scotland on a trip she took there last summer. Graham would love to go back and see more buildings.

When her family came out to enjoy their trip and join Emma, they went on a couple fun adventures as a family. Their favorite experience was mountain biking to the highest peak in the UK. Throughout her exploring the country, she learned that Scottish people are the nicest peeps in the whole world.

“I was worried about being gone so long and missing so much stuff at home. My worst experience was when I was hiking on the cliffs at the beach and got stuck and had to climb over a wall and turned up in someone’s backyard,” said Graham.

HILLS LEAD TO BACK YARDS: Emma jumps into a random Scottish back yard after getting lost!

The country of Scotland is no bigger than the state Main, so the ocean is never far away. “I did see the ocean, I liked the seals on the beach,” said Graham.

Graham got an authentic taste of Scottish culture by living with a real Scottish family. “I loved my host family because they were super down- to-earth and one of a kind and super young, so I could hang with them, and it was not weird,” said Graham.

Should you ever get the chance to get out and see the world past Smoot, Graham definitely recommends going to Scotland. “It was one of the coolest things ever and I learned so much from it.”

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