Happy Happening Edinburgh
July 20, 2008 at 1:11 am
So what if it rained the whole time?
July 5, 2008
Good times, good times. What a great city! Large enough to have lots to do, small enough to navigate on foot. Hip but unpretentious locals. Good food, cheap whisky, beautiful and not too expensive. The only thing I’m sorry about is that we’re heading back to the states before the series of festivals in August.
We rose early and hurried to Edinburgh Castle in an attempt to beat the crowds. It was a good move – by the time we left the line was 200 people deep.
Our tour guide (ignore the Union Jack, it’s a technicality).
How To Wear A Kilt
This is a door from the military prison at Edinburgh Castle. The graffiti is from an American revolutionary “war criminal.” Can you see the little ship and flag with 13 colonial stars? I was feeling patriotic the whole trip.
Stars and Stripes
Supposedly the phrase “3 square meals a day” originates from Edinburgh Castle where most prisoners were treated fairly well and received a large and specific amount of food on square plates. The Americans were treated worse due to being considered war criminals instead of enemy soldiers. Hmmmm … sound familiar?
3 squares a day
The H stayed at the castle to see the military museum. I couldn’t take any more swords and dungeon stuff so I wandered the streets in search of a funny sheep t-shirt. I didn’t find one, but that’s okay. I did buy a plaid wool scarf – how could I not?
We met up later for a bus and boat tour just as it started pouring rain. The bus had the most hilarious narration of any bus tour I’ve ever been on and the boat ride on the Firth of Forth was fun and not too crowded.
Firth of Forth bridge
Someday I’ll go back to Edinburgh for the fringe festival and 6 tons of explosives. Until then I’ll just reminisce with my pictures
Haggis, Neeps and Tatties
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