Tuesday, 6 September 2011

August 9


In the morning we caught a train at the Haymarket to South Queensferry to visit Margaret, Karen's friend who was in the play the other night.  We didn't know, however, that the doors only open when you push a special button to get off the train at your stop.  We missed our stop and had to ride back on another train.  I guess we were not being proactive with our journeys *sigh*.

Anyway, after a lovely lunch of Scottish salmon, cheese, bread, fresh fruit, and wine, we took a stroll around Queensferry.  Here is the railway bridge that we accidentally crossed when we didn't get off the train :)

The views were just exquisite, and the weather was perfect.  Who knew they had sunshine in the UK?

Here is another Jacob's Ladder.  It looks like we are going down this one, right?  No...we just climbed up the entire thing.

Karen and Margaret at Margaret's house - we had a wonderful time!  Thanks for everything, Margaret!!  :)

This is a road sign.  For real, it is a road sign.  I know.  What were they thinking?

Upon meandering in Newtown (north Edinburgh) in the afternoon, we happened upon a small pub called Scott's.  Named after my noteworthy husband, no doubt :)

In the evening, we saw "Medea" - actually it was a condensed, adapted script of "Medea."  I was expecting a cutting of the original Greek script, but sadly, no.  The performances were good, but I didn't care for the actual script.

Then...we met our last tour group for the Edinburgh Pub Crawl.  OMG.
1. The Bank Bar - a glass of wine
2. Belushi's - a shot of Fruity Blue (?) and a Jagerbomb (oh yeah, I don't like Jager) :)
3. ???? - 2 rum and cokes separated by a shot of Scottish whiskey, which burns, by the way...and a shot of something fruity - mine was Cherry (yum!)

Karen had Red Stripe b/c there was no Killian's - sorry, Ralph!

4. Frankenstein's - a shot of something pink from a test tube (so cool!) and lots of dancing!  More rum and coke!
5. Night Club - last rum and coke of the night

I have no idea what time we made it back to the hostel.  And I don't care.  I totally had fun.

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