Grosvenor Gardens Hotel
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Last night was one of the longest I've ever had. I went to sleep at 9pm and woke up at 1:30am and never fell back asleep. The time change definitely effects me. I rolled around on my thin pull out mattress and traced the metal springs with my fingers throughout the night. I watched the sun rise in the living room and finally fell asleep at 6am. Stephen and Lauren woke up at 8 to make their appointment with their wedding planner, and I ended up staying back and ...
... fantastic museum for kids.
There was so much interactive activities that the kids probably didn't even realize they were learning.
Their favorite had to be the hundreds of animals on display, including a T-Rex skeleton and a sperm whale jaw bone that was huge.
There was also a cool Space area full of child friendly displays.
We spent way longer then we expected to.
... beloved dog in England. In behind there was the Greyfriar cemetery. This is where JK Rowling got her inspiration for some her characters, most notably Tom Riddle! Her daughter attended the private school near the gates, and it's said that she based Hogwarts off the building! We had a wonderful guide that showed us various interesting graves & those related to Harry Potter.
Next up was ...
... top. We ended up going the long way around, it was gorgeous, so green and peaceful! Then we got to the most ridiculous ‘staircase’ I’ve ever seen in my life. Made up of haphazardly placed rocks and boulders, zigzagging almost vertically up this giant hill. I just stood and stared at it for a few minutes thinking, ‘my god, I’m never going to make it up this…’. I took my time, as there would have been ...
... I had a legendary Heather Ale, which has been brewed since 2000 BC. Mighty fine it was too. The museum had lots of old cars and trams, which were well combined with social comment. In fact I spent so long there Terry had to drag me out, and we had to cut the rest of our tour short. From what we saw Glasgow looks to be a lovely city.
We drove over the Forth at Kincardine Bridge, which was beautiful, then back along the river and into Edinburgh over the famous Forth Bridge.