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Travel Blogs from Roslin
Rosslyn Chapel is spellbinding, inside and out! It has a wonderful rich history and is the gem of the countryside. We spent an afternoon wandering inside and walking around outside to see the awesome spires, window arches, and especially the fantastic, world-famous stone carvings.
We listened to an excellent lecture on all the history, legends, and mysteries associated with Rosslyn Chapel.
You may recognize ...
... but he was really nice.
We also stopped at the William Wallace Monument. It's at the top of this large hill by the river Forth because that was where he lead the Scottish to a great victory against the English. Our guide told us that the small mountain "wasn't as steep as it looked" and encouraged us to go up in our half hour break. He lied to us. Partly through our ascent we all realized that our legs were dying on this practically vertical hike ...
Finally there are two bizarre things to recount that happened during our visit to Rosslyn.
The first was rather brilliant - a tree that has literally grabbed a bit of the wall it's growing next to.
And the second - not so brilliant, was Sammy limbo dancing under a traffic barrier to retrieve and eat a biscuit before getting stuck. We had to dismantle the barrier to get him ...
I'm thinking I might do this taking my trusty Bullion Hound Issy and a spade because according to legend there are millions in gold lying in a vault under the courtyard that no one has found ...
... made for quite the long day.
So now we've got one week left.. which means its crunch time - although not really because most of us just have paper due that we've all been working on for the last couple weeks. So other then the kids who have tests in this last week, no ones stressing to hard. Which is one of the only good things about the UK education system.
So, weather permitting, I shall be returning State side in the coming week. Ahhh America.