Scottish Day Off

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Edinburgh Castle
Our last day in Edinburgh Scotland and we cannot believe it has come so soon. Just 9 days ago, we began this adventure; never knowing what it was like to leave the United States. We are still far from worldwide travelers but have definitely learned a lot in the short time we have been outside of our native country.

Today was not filled with tourist sites but instead a day of relaxation. This was one of our free days on the 10-day trip in the United Kingdom. Greg had spent his day golfing in Edinburgh and walking the Royal Mile in search of a t-shirt that stated: “Blether: a person who chatters incessantly; one who babbles on and on …” as a gift for his wife. No, he wasn’t being rude since I had mentioned that I wanted one before leaving Scotland.
Uniformed officers giving insight into the weapons of the day and how the weapons are used in combat.
It is a slang used here for something that I am fully aware of; my ability to talk.

As for me, I went along with a friend to get her tattoo this morning. Her family is originally from Edinburgh, so it is more of a spiritual symbolism then just something “pretty”. Other than that (and getting lost while trying to find my way back to the hotel by myself), the day was uneventful. So, why even bother mentioning it? Well, it is to show that not all days on vacation need be spent running around like a lunatic and it is the time you spend doing what you love or time spent enjoying the company of friends that truly matter. That is what makes the heart sing.

So, is our adventure over? Not quite. I am posting this early today as I will be leaving shortly to join my friends in queue for the new Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows book to be released at midnight.
The One O'Clock gun that is shot from Edinburgh Castle every day and makes all the tourists jump no matter where in Edinburgh they are.
Our group has been taking turns standing in queue for hours now and at 10pm, we will all join together to spend the last 2 hours talking, laughing, and having a great time. Alas, tomorrow we will all part ways and as of 5:30am, Greg and I will quietly check out of our hotel and head to Waverly Train Station to make our way to Glasgow International Airport. Unlike our friends, who are heading home, we will be boarding a flight to Shannon, Ireland and onto our next part of this adventure; 7 days driving from Shannon to Dublin, Ireland.

Until our next blog from the Emerald Isles – may health, happiness, and love follow you wherever you may travel.
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Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle
Uniformed officers giving insight …
Uniformed officers giving insight…
The One OClock gun that is shot f…
The One O'Clock gun that is shot …
photo by: vances