Friday, September 30, 2016

Edinburgh to Inverness

To visit our latest blog about our trip to Scotland September 27–October 12, 2017 follow the link.

Our wifi was terrible in Edinburgh so I was unable to post anything.
We have excellent wifi here in the Lynver Guest House in Inverness but blogger isn't playing nice with my iPad. 
On our first day in Edinburgh we walked from our hotel to the Royal Mile. On the way we discovered an interesting old cemetery and a steep trail that went up the backside of Edinburgh Castle. 
Unfortunately when we arrived at the top of the steep trail we discovered it was blocked off because that part of the castle was being repaired. We turned around and went off on another branch of the trail further down the hill. This one popped us out at the start of the Royal Mile. 

We decided to walk down the Royal Mile and head for the Palace of Holyroodhouse. On the way we stopped in a few shops without buying anything and decided to visit the Scottish Parliament. Wow! What a place! 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

On the way to Edinburgh

Got out of the house by 7:30. Traffic was light until we got to Los Angeles where a couple of accidents and a car abandoned in the middle of the number 3 lane took care of that for the rest of the drive.
Oh well, we made it to LAX where we boarded our Air France flight to CDG in Paris.
We love Air France! Everyone is so wonderful and the food is delicious, especially when you realize they have to reheat it.  We had the Chicken with Catalonian sauce, rice with mixed grains, that included a starter of marinated scallop and pheasant terrine a yummy chocolate dessert. Served with plenty of French red wine. Yum!

Chris watched a couple of movies, one very bad and very long and the other was Deadpool which we've seen before and really enjoyed. 
Now we're sitting at gate K36 waiting for our flight to Edinburgh which should be here in about an hour.

We're here! Edinburgh airport was great, we got through customs pretty quickly!
Took a taxi to Channings Hotel in Edinburgh, got checked in and just finished dinner in the pub downstairs. 
I had fish and chips with smashed peas and a glass of Sangiovese and Chris had a Vegan Indian curry with a Bellhaven Best Scottish beer.
We are now all cozied up in our room and I'm enjoying a Japanese Scotch whisky. I'm sure we'll be sleeping very soon.