Tuesday, August 16, 2011

around edinburgh

Chase and Ben at the window in Ladystairs. We loved our little apartment.

Tim might have loved it slightly less, since he was on a couch in the living room/kitchen, and got disturbed at 6 AM by my daily blind stumble for the coffee pot. But I definitely recommend homeaway if you're looking for a place to stay on a trip.

Yeah, it's what you think. And yes I totally ate them and they were delicious. Not so much the blood pudding though.

This is also taken from the window of Ladystairs, only at about 10 minutes to midnight. That's a bagpipe parade going past in a blur, and the crowd is getting ready to disperse. The fireworks would have gone off about 10 minutes prior to this. And... that happened every night. Sort of like Disney World.

Here's Ben eating some breakfast at a little restaurant next to the grassmarket. They also served the closest thing to real coffee we had the whole time we were in the UK. Jamie complains about doing without black beans and salsa but seriously, I would need weekly care packages of coffee beans if I were there for much longer.

And here's a poorly lit iphone picture of the castle. I took it while walking through Princes Street Gardens, and although it's a terrible picture, it still gives you an idea of how crazy somebody would have to be to try to invade. I guess you have to hand it to the English... I would have taken one look at that and turned around and gone back to my cute little thatched cottage in the Cotswolds. I mean, obviously they should have... Go Scotland! Kilts forever!


The Williams Family said...

I like the baby spoon next to the haggis chips - yummy.

It looks like you had a fabulous trip.

Meredith Griffin said...

oh my gosh. i just realized i haven't even talked to you guys about your trip! we need to hang out soon because i want to hear all about it. looks fun! it looks like from the pictures that ben's hair turned red in scotland. perfect.