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... the smell of each, but gives a good idea of what each region has. Why we only get two Scotches and not four, one for each of the regions, is anyone's guess.
Following the tasting, we head into this massive room surrounded by unopened Scotch bottles that belong to an older collector who sold them to the museum. Very impressive collection, and we get another sample of Scotch, though was to occupied with snap-chatting ...
... is good. The kids then walked to our Apartment (Steve, Mickey and I) and dropped there things, dried off and relaxed. We all decided to go see a show "Pirates of Men's Pants", unfortunately Gigi did not read the pamphlet very well. So when we got there, the show did not start till August 10th. We quickly decided to see the next thing on the bill: "Caged Birds".
To set the scene, it was a small theater and it was very hot. The ...
... and see all the Scots.
We left Durham county just after 4pm for the 150 minute drive north to Edinburgh, we are staying at Holiday Inn Picardy Place.
Arrived in Edinburgh close to 7pm and the weather was magnificent, Edinburgh is so beautiful when the sun is shining.
Nipped next door to Guiliano's Italian restaurant for dinner. Pizzas were good but the service stinks....too bad.
... seem like the outdoor type but underneath all the makeup, there is no place I would rather be. I will ***** to no end about camping/going to a lake/etc. but once I am there, the pressures I let consume me dissipate for a while. The problem is that letting go of those pressures is often just as painful as holding onto them. Sitting at the top brought up tons of overwhelming emotions for me. It is so powerful to be visually reminded of how small we are on this ...
... that tastes like a mix of orange fanta and bubblegum. It's delicious in my opinion and apparently good with Whiskey.
The walking tour we did was the best we have had yet. The guide was born and bred in Edinburgh and had a degree in history. He was funny, sarcastic and knew his stuff and dressed like he was straight out of a Harry Potter movie. It wasn't till we did the walking tour that we realised the extent of Edinburgh's history ...