We walked down a little lane to the Brig O’Doon in the town of Ayr. I never knew what the Brig O’Doon was exactly. I hadn’t delved into the writings of Robbie Burns, so when Marian explained that it was the Bridge over the river Doon, it all made sense.
There’s a sign next to the bridge that tells the story of Tam O’Shanter and how he got away from the Cutty Sark witch on his horse Meg. Meg lost her tail to the witch, but saved Tam O’Shanter. Well, that’s settled now.
Big Guy, who worked at MGM where the movie “Brig O’Doon” was filmed, loved walking over the real bridge. The only one he’d ever seen before was the one that had been re-created on Lot 2 at MGM in Culver City, California. When he saw the real thing he said that he could really appreciate the research that went into creating the magic in the movie.
Looking down on the river Doon, we saw the beautiful garden below.
After lunch in the Brig O’Doon Tearoom, I took the picture of the garden from the other side, looking toward the bridge. I couldn’t get over all the shades of green and the Japanese maple right in the middle. Isn’t it gorgeous? The tearoom is located under the Brig O’Doon Hotel – are you sensing a theme here? The tearoom serves a very fine meal. The pea soup tasted as if the peas had just been picked. Grams had pâté. I gave her the ‘look.’
We strolled back to the minivan full and happy and, in honor of Robbie Burns, singing, Auld Lang Syne. “And we'll tak a cup o kindness yet, for auld lang syne!”
And, of course