We all headed off in the direction of Edinburgh on Tuesday morning - June got off in Kinross to visit family and Robynn and I headed to Edinburgh. I had booked a room at an airbnb place which turned out to be quite nice. The only pain...the bathroom was upstairs which made for some careful nightly wanderings. Not the type of stairs you want to fall down!!
Robynn and I had a bit of a wander around the area before purchasing some food from the shop opposite. One of the big advantages of airbnb besides the cheaper price and getting to meet the locals is being able to cook your own meals. Makes life cheaper plus you get to try the local produce - or ready meals in my case. I heated up a lamb casserole for supper which was nice.
Becky, the host is very nice and the other people in the house are friendly as well including Ruth, a gal who is attending university. I love living like this.
Anyway I am supposed to be talking about sunshine in Edinburgh - and shine it did. I had been in Edinburgh on two occasions previously where I never saw the sun.
We took the bus to town and walked over to the castle and were in the que to get tickets when I read the interior held mainly military artifacts. Ugh. 16 pounds for that? So we carried on along the Royal Mile and walked over to Grassmarket and also Greyfriars Kirk where I visited the graves of Greyfriars Bobby and his master. Also had to pay homage at Bobby's statue!!!
We had lunch at Greyfriars pub where I had a mushroom and chicken pie which was just okay.
We then visited St. Giles Cathedral which was beautiful.
We wandered along the Royal Mile a bit and then headed over to the New town (from the late 1700's!!) and did some shopping.
Back to Ashley Terrace where we had M & S salads for supper.