Tag Archives: Edinburgh

Picture of the day ~ Holyrood Palace, Scotland

We visited Scotland in August 2014 just in time for the famous Edinburgh Military Tattoo. If you would like to see more pictures of Holyrood Abbey and Palace, please click here. 

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Are big changes on the horizon for Scotland?

August 18 ~ Our last full day in Edinburgh, Scotland Today was Dick’s birthday.  Our three weeks in Scotland was coming to an end, but we had this one day left to enjoy this beautiful stone city.  Dick said that … Continue reading

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Another whirlwind day in Edinburgh with great friends

August 17 ~ Edinburgh, Scotland Another busy, whirlwind of a day with Dick and Karen, starting off with a ride on a giant carousel that was installed just for the festival. This was followed up with us climbing up 287 … Continue reading

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Company in Edinburgh!

August 16 – Edinburgh Scotland Our good friends from Southern California, Dick and Karen, arrived on Friday to spend several days with us here in Edinburgh.  The last time we saw them (along with our other friends, Jan and Gary), was a couple … Continue reading

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Rainy days and Sundays always get me down

Sunday August 10 ~ Stuck inside in Edinburgh Oh how it has rained, and rained today.  Without much effort, I talked Tim into simply staying inside where we are warm and dry. The past couple of days we did get … Continue reading

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Edinburgh ~ Thistles, Stitches, Kilts and Swans

Thursday August 7th ~ Edinburgh We have had several rainy days since arriving in Scotland and it is starting to take a toll on me.  I guess I really am more of a fair weather traveler than I realized.  It … Continue reading

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Scottish Pride and the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Tuesday August 5 ~ Edinburgh Billed as the “Event of the Year”, and weather in our favor, we took off for our evening on the town.  I had been a little nervous since we had purchased our tickets online and … Continue reading

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What is it like to live in a total strangers home while they are gone?

Monday August 4th ~ Edinburgh, Scotland You may recall that back a few months ago we rented an apartment in Barcelona for two weeks using Airbnb.  That turned out wonderfully.  With the outrageously expensive hotel prices in Edinburgh during the festival, … Continue reading

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What brought us to Edinburgh Scotland?

Sunday August 3 ~ Edinburgh, Scotland Last Wednesday we moved from the Lake District of England to Edinburgh, Scotland.  We have grown accustomed to the trains running fairly close to on-time, so were caught by surprise by what turned into … Continue reading

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Scotland ~ Queensferry, Edinburgh, Scotch Whiskey and Edinburgh Castle

Monday July 7th ~ Edinburgh, Scotland We anchor just off shore in the small port of Queensferry, located on the Firth of Forth, an arm of the North Sea. We are about a 45 minute drive away from our destination … Continue reading

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