We landed in Glasgow and I navigated our way to the hotel. Yes, I navigated! Even after being gone from that awesome city for 10 years, I still remembered most of it! The hotel was very Scottish style and lovely. We wandered around the city for the rest of the day, stopping in a pub for a warm, Scottish lunch and beers. I showed Jay the area around the University of Glasgow, where I spent a wonderful semester abroad and a couple other sites around the city.
|Sauchihall Street just after a rain storm|
|neighborhood by our hotel|
|view of the University through the trees|
|the old dorm buildings from my overseas adventure!|
|Jay and I in Glasgow city centre|
The next day we hopped on a train and headed to Edinburgh for the day. We toured the castle, walked along the Royal Mile and checked out a few really cool (and really old) cemeteries. We even walked to the top of Calton Hill for a view over the whole city!
|Jay and I at top of the castle|
|a crowd gathering for the 1 o'clock gun|
|Jay got to play with a really big sword|
|the castle at night!|
|very cool graveyard|
|view from the top of Calton Hill|