Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Tuesday + {Edinburugh + Day One}

Well, I'm in Scotland! As promised. Getting here was an exciting trip. No crises, thankfully. But there were a few eventful moments--when security at Sea-Tac shut down for a moment due to a false alarm, a forgotten water bottle delaying us at security at Heathrow, and a delayed plane almost tipping me over into panic mode when, twenty minutes until our plane was supposed to take off, no gate had been announced yet.

Waiting to take off from Heathrow.
 Overall, our flights and bus rides were relatively good: Gooligan didn't get much sleep on the flight to Heathrow due to an upset child, but she napped on the second leg and the excitement of finally being here has kept us going until it's a respectable time to go to bed. It's almost eleven p.m. here; about three p.m. in Seattle.

After we arrived in Edinburgh we caught two buses to get to Morningside, where the flat we're renting a room in is located. Our host (whom we connected with via Airbnb) is absolutely great. He's given us a lot of tips about the area and provided us with maps and really made us feel welcome. 

The view from our room.

Then Gooligan and I took a brief outing to walk around the neighborhood, snap a few pictures, and grab something to eat.

The food could've been better, but it was alright and the first decent meal we've had since a late lunch on Monday. After dinner we came back and watched a football game with our host and his friend and stayed up late (for us) talking about politics, travel, and the world.

Tomorrow we're going to check out a Highland tour, maybe see some art. Expect a lot more pictures coming your way! Edinburgh is beautiful.


Shelli said...

Sounds like a good start!

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