Okay. I get it. I have been delaying these posts more and more. How long ago was it I started to document my trip? At first, I was very inspired and motivated to get crackin', only to realize that the faster I did this, the faster I would have to realize it was all over...
But enough dallying! I had a spectacular time, so let's not dwell on the fact I am back home and celebrate the wonderful memories I have. Okay? Okay.
So, day 7. Ah yes... our 1st full day in Edinburgh. We begin our day with another short driving tour of the city. We see what is still the Stevenson family home! As we drove past, the family came out to check the mail! We exchanged waves and everything was just quite delightful. Also, I love their red door!
I don't know what it is, but I like old cemeteries. Especially if they are in another country. This was an added stop. Our guide Richard felt sad that the Queen was inhabiting Holyrood Palace at the time (our scheduled stop), so we went here instead. It has a beautiful view of the Palace, as well as grave markers that were hundreds of years old - right up my alley!
Next, off the bus to the famous Royal Mile! Not lacking in various establishments to get a pint, shop, or learn more about this Medieval city. We were there right in the midst of tourist season so it was packed, but this only added to the liveliness of the place.
We then walked up, up, up to the Castle Esplanade where we saw the changing of the Royal Guards! More yummy kilted men! They were also preparing for the upcoming Edinburgh Festival, so an entire stadium was also being constructed around us.
With full stomachs and a pint or two down the hatch, we made our way back to New Town. I was a little stumbly at this point... I started my first pint before dinner (see: empty stomach), and it was all down hill (literally, we had walked up the entire way here) from there. Luckily, we made it back with no incidents and crossed the Waverley Bridge one last time for the day.