Sunday, June 9, 2013
I have completed the second of three summer trips! I should really start taking under/over bets on how many airplane movies I've seen since April (hint: it's a lot). But I'm not complaining. If companies, universities, and families want to pay my expenses to send me someplace awesome, why would I complain? (That being said, I've been spending too much time in airports lately, I just need people to start booking my rides on private jets, ahahahahahaha)
This time around, I went with my immediate family plus my uncle to Scotland for ~11 days. We spent 5 nights in Edinburgh, 1 in Carnoustie, 3 in Inverness, and 1 outside of the airport. This trip was enjoyable on another level for me, as I once spent a summer living in Edinburgh so I was able to see all the sites I used to walk by on a daily basis, while also playing tour guide for my party of 7.
In Edinburgh, we saw Edinburgh Castle, walked the Royal Mile, visited John Knox's House, climbed Arthur's Seat, and drank a lot of whisky. We took a day trip out to the Scottish Seabird Centre where we saw puffins and gannets. Another day we visited Rosslyn Chapel which was truly amazing, and stopped at Glenkinchie Scotch Distillery on our way back. We may not have made it all the way out to the West Coast on this trip, but we sure saw a lot!