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... their start, and they own quite a bit of property in this area as well. We stopped for a break at a small cafe, which was a nice chance to warm up from the rain. Unfortunately, the cafe was a bit too small - with two tour groups (ours and the Spanish language one) in there, plus locals, it was a bit crowded.
After the break we made our way towards Trinity College, passing the Hard Rock Cafe (which worked out well as now I knew where it was!). There wasn't too much ...
... complain about! Carrying on the castle visits we went to Alnwick castle in North England where several scenes from Harry Potter were filmed; yes we did the tourist thing and learnt to fly our broomsticks where Harry did! With so many activities like haunted dungeon tours, archery and broomstick flying the castle was definitely worth a visit! Onwards to Scotland where the scenery was breathtaking. Edinburgh was an amazing city filled with several pubs on every cobbled ...
... to the hotel for about an hour or so. It gave Dad a chance to get in a little nap and the rest of us to do the same or work on the blog.
We then took a stroll to get some dinner and ended up at a little French restaurant (Chez Max) just as it started to rain. It was a nice little place and since it was Bastille Day, we thought it appropriate as well. For starters, we ordered a couple of platters with assorted meats and cheeses and SteveB ...
... in at a time and it is pretty crowded. There is a passageway you use to enter that is about 20m long and is narrow and low. Above the entrance is a small "window" and on the day of the Winter Solstice (December 22) The rising sun shines through this window and directly up the passageway to illuminate the central chamber. It is a mystery why this was built. There were human remains found in the side chambers, but the orientation to the sun also ...
... that will poop on us or something?
(Conner) Keep quiet – the cows will hear us!
(me) But what about the cows…what will they do?
(Conner) They will charge at us.
(Conner) Shhhhhhhhhhh! They will hear you and charge downhill at us and stomp on us!
(me) Umm, Conner? These cows…are they from a bull-like-family?
(Conner) Yes – they are bulls.