Monday, May 16, 2011

Spring Break European Style: Edinburgh!

Edinburgh was probably one of my favorite parts of the trip. At this point I was pretty tired from all the sight seeing we had been doing so it was good to be able to have the next few days be pretty relaxed. I went to stay with Shelley and her au pair family just outside of Edinburgh. 

I arrived Tuesday night and so wednesday morning Shelley had her youngest child most of the day. We managed to head to the beach and hang out for awhile and then grab some lunch at a little cafe. H, her kid, was so good the whole time! IT was nice to be able to relax and just hang out for awhile. We had dinner that night with her host parents while watching a top chef type show (I forget the name but it was the final!). Her host family was so nice and accommodating! 

beach view

Shelley and H walking along.

more beach!
 The next day we headed out for a walk and took a picnic lunch along the beach before we had to pick up H.  We also stopped by a beer garden and took in the scenery. A nice way to spend the day! 

WWI and II memorial

Beer garden!

So relaxing!

Friday, my last day we made it into Edinburgh to look around and to see the wedding on the big screen (Royal wedding while I was in the UK? totally awesome!). After that we walked around the city seeing the castle walking down the royal mile. We stopped at the cafe where JK Rowling wrote her first Harry Potter book(!!!!) and also ate some good fish and chips! We then headed to a few bars and made it home in the early hours before my 9am flight to Italy! Overall a very quiet and nice catch up trip!
Just Married!

Proof we were there!

Michelle this is for you. The bacon roll. Not exactly what we expected but hey.

Edinburgh Castle

JK Rowling!

The Elephant cafe! where she wrote Harry Potter.

awesome street. look at the different colored buildings!

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