Picardy Place Hotel
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... here LOVE Mary. This was made especially clear to me today when my parents and I visited Holyrood House. Holyrood is still a working royal palace. It's the Queen's "official residence" when she comes to Scotland. As such, much of the Palace is closed to visitors. But what isn't is largely devoted to preserving the history of the Palace's inhabitants, Including Mary Queen of Scots. Her apartments are kept just as she left them.
Even though my loyalties lie with ...
... schools to attend in the United Kingdom.
We also learned a little history about Edinburgh Castle as well. Sitting on top of a cliff and at the end of the famed Royal Mile in the center of the city, Edinburgh Castle, to me, is the defining characteristic of Edinburgh's magnificent scenery.
One of the final stories we were told was that of Greyfriars ...
... leave or telling you they are bored. I think I sat there for a good 20 minutes, looking at details I think I would have missed if I wouldn't have been alone. Then I walked around, checking out the memorials. It made me really want to go back to Westminster Abbey when I get to London. Even though I've been there, it's just one of those places you think about for the rest of your life, that's how cool it is. After that I spotted a Starbucks; sold. ...
Early wake-up, made Sal get up at 4.30 to cook my breakfast on my birthday! haha, whatever. Sorted the hotel, and picked up outside the door at 5.30, off to the airport.
Got signed in all the way through to Edinburgh, only issue is we lost the boarding passes, that created a moment in the line. All good, new passes and we were off for a 12 hour plane flight. Watched the map, they actually went ...
... as part of an "essentials" kits she received in business class. We thought this was hilarious, of course, but it looks like Sam Jackson might have the last laugh. At this time of year in Scotland, the sun rises at 4:30am and doesn't set until 10pm, and the rest of us are struggling going to sleep in broad daylight - not to mention a little left over jet lag.
Since we were spending four nights in Edinburgh, Caroline and I decided to get started with ...