Edinburgh....what a remarkable city!


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September 16th 2019
Published: September 30th 2019
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The next train trip is 45 minutes from Glasgow to Edinburgh. This city is beautiful, with hundreds of ancient structures, wide streets, and great meat pies. Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland, and some people call this area the Athens of the north because of similar topography. The city boasts a 43% rating of professionals holding degrees within the population.

Our first day is spent doing our laundry, and posting the blog.

Tomorrow, there are blue, blue skies. We take the bus on the very narrow roads out into the countryside. The rolling hills and farms look much like in the Porcupine Hills in SW Alberta, but much greener. I am excited to be going to the small town of Peebles, as this is where my Granny came from. A wandering river Tweed, several parks, and many cafes makes for a charming location. Walking main street has me wondering what she thought arriving to the bald Alberta prairies in the middle of nowhere to Little Gem. A village that no longer exists. As well, am sure she could not imagine that in the future, the market town of Peebles would become a weekend getaway for the wealthy people of Edinburgh. There is a spot that makes homemade salted taffy ice cream. It is so, so good.


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30th September 2019

Peebles.
Granny was a Highlanderer from Fochabers. Grandpa McRae was a Lowlander from near Peebles. Dad stayed in Peebles on R and R with Ruchbies who were friends of Grandpas
30th September 2019

Saludo
Hola amigo, que bueno saber que estan bien y que estan disfrutando del viaje.
30th September 2019

Saludo
Hola amigo, que bueno saber que estan bien y que estan disfrutando del viaje.
1st October 2019

I was wondering
I was wondering where you were, not hearing for a week! I'm glad you're both ok so far, now I can read the rest of your entries and catch up with you. Cathy, did you find an ancestor in the Peebles cemetery? don't tell me you didn't go look! I found my great great grannie in New Brunswick. I picked a big handful of wild flowers and left them at her marker. <3

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