When we finally reached the bottom of the long series of steps we arrived unscathed and very cold. We arrived in the Grassmarket section of town. This was where farmers used to bring the feed for animals to market. Now it's where the drunks hang out carousing all night. We were given a little over half an hour to grab lunch in one of the pubs. Kate recommended Biddy Mulligans' soup. For a couple of pounds we got a big bowl of soup made from some forgotten vegetable and a big hard roll. And of course beer. Quite satisfying actually.
Day One of the Great Edinburgh Expedition December 24th 2009 Flying over to Scotland was a breeze. Actually there was a definite lack of a breeze as the Gulf Stream seemed to have disappeared. El Niño was wreaking havoc with weather patterns both in the States and throughout Europe. Our pilot advised us shortly after takeoff that the flight would be at least an hour longer than normal because the usual Gulf Stream tailwind was absent. It hard ... read more
Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Midlothian » Edinburgh Great Britain, the dominant industrial and maritime power of the 19th century, played a leading role in developing parliamentary democracy and in advancing literature and science. At its zenith, the British Empire stretched over one-fourth of the ear... ... read more
My wife and I met forty years ago when we both worked for the airlines. We got out of the business when deregulation "ruined" it. Now she takes me with her students on her educational trips abroad.
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