We arrived in Edinburgh today! Beautiful city. We’re right on High Street, and we did a tour of Mary King’s Close, which was a tour led by a costumed guide about life in Edinburgh’s closes (narrow streets) back in the 1400s-1700s, before they were bricked over and are now covered by government buildings. Lots of nifty info on the tour, which was basically through underground tunnels.
And we just finished a tour of Edinburgh’s Dungeons–half comedy, half horror, half theater, half facts. Hmm…I guess that makes it doubly exciting, since it has four halves. Anyway, it was fun as well. Though I’m a little toured out.
Tomorrow, we go to Edinburgh Castle, where we’ll spend a good part of the day, I think.
Oops, I don’t think that tiny pic does the castle justice!
And then tomorrow night is a literary pub tour, which should be fun. I’ve been reading Scottish poetry while Randy’s been driving. Found a few new favorites to share on some upcoming Poetry Fridays. Maybe even one for tomorrow if I can get online in the morning.
Anyway, we’ve just got a few days to go, and I’m starting to think about the work piling up at home (even though I’m trying not to).