Premier Inn Aberdeen (Anderson Drive)
Travel Blogs from Aberdeen
Spent the day in Aberdeen today, a very wet Scottish day but warm, so not much outdoor exploring. Unfortunately Balmoral Castle was closed so could not visit nor play a round of golf at St Andrews!! Aberdeen is a very floral town with baskets of flowers everywhere. The main street has pennants of all countries strung from one side of the road to the other.
Put the rain jackets on and walked along the old railway line from ...
Picked up our Mercedes rental car and off we went. Left Edinburgh heading for Aberdeen with a few detours on the way and a change of plan more than once!!! Think that's all I need to say.
Spent nearly two hours in a cafe with free wifi trying to find somewhere to stay in Aberdeen. Managed to get a room and when we turned up the reservation had not come through ...
... parts I often think of Stings song Fields of Gold as we're surrounded by fields of barley. I understand the lyrics better now having seen this beauty. But upon arrival in Aberdeen it's time for business: we check into the Copthorne hotel and head to a laundrette to do some required washing... It can't be fun all the time. And since it takes a lot of time, we end up eating in a nearby Italian restaurant and have a drink at the bar to end the ...
... I won't get to walk back to this house for a very long time...and when I do...Chris, Chris, Dave and Katie won't be here.
So, it's hard.
I am leaving my Scottish home and family behind.
But, all the best stories come from the journey not the destination don't they?
... conversation with you and you wish you could take them home to be your best friend. I had this lady who came through and was going to Australia when her daughter was a bit older. So I gave her a couple links for Australia and a couple for Tasmania specifically. She was so grateful and when she left she said 'take care Lisa'. Do you have any idea how nice it feels when people thank you by name? It makes you feel like a person rather than a worker.