Greetings my lovely blog readers and I hope you had a wonderful and delightful weekend. As for myself, I can’t complain. We headed up to Edinburgh on Thursday night (taking a day off work on Friday) for a weekend in Scotland.
This was my first trip ever to Scotland, I was looking forward to experiencing Edinburgh and all that it offered. We arrived late Thursday night, and after a 5 hour drive, Neal was exhausted (and I was pretty tired too…being a co-pilot is tough too), after a cup of tea with Neal’s sister Laurie (our hostess for the weekend) we literally crashed.
As I mentioned in a post last week, there were three things I was looking forward to: the Edinburgh Castle, the cafe where Harry Potter was written and seeing some rugby. I am happy to report that in the 48 hours we were in Edinburgh, we accomplished all three, and a bit more.
Here a few of my favorite shots from the weekend:
Saturday, this American had a very authentic British experience: Six Nations Rugby, Scotland vs. Wales. This was my first major sporting event in the UK (although we made it to an Olympic football match last summer, this was very different.) National pride was everywhere, from painted faces to daffodil hats for Wales. Our seats where in a prime location, right behind the posts, allowing us to see plenty of action first hand.
On Sunday, we woke up to spy snow on the ground. We decided to leave as soon as we could, hitting the road at about 8:45 am. I am so thankful that we did. The motorways had poor visibility out of Edinburgh, and Neal had to use his super hero driving powers to keep us moving forward and staying safe.
Don’t worry, I am dedicating posts to Edinburgh Castle, St. Giles Cathedral (and cafe), and Six Nations Rugby (plus hitting up Edinburgh on a Saturday night.)
I hope you all had a great weekend, and I can’t wait to share more about the weekend with you all. Be ready for a slew of pics!