Today we drove from Aberdeen to Edinburgh along the Scotland coast. My husband drove on the left side of the street for the first time - a little odd at first to see the cars coming towards you from the "wrong" lane.

We found little towns along the way, sometimes stopping for pictures or even a scientific experiment: would McDonalds taste the same in Scotland as it does in the US? The bacon in the salad with chicken is real bacon (looks like ham) and tastes good as opposed to the fake bacon bits. They bring the food to you at your table, but they don't give free refills.

And a burger and fries tastes the same - good.

Along the way we stopped to look for this "castle" which has ties back to a family with the same last name as my husband and I and dates back to the early 17th century. After quite a search and help from locals (Google map placed the house in the wrong location), we found it. While wandering around, we met two veterans and their wives who were stationed there while serving in the RAF, the Royal Air Force, which used the house as officer's quarters during WWII.

Finally, we found Edinburgh. There aren't enough street signs here in Scotland and they are often hard to find when they are provided so this felt like quite an accomplishment. We had dinner and walked around.

Now it's time to turn in at the Radisson Blu hotel which sits on the Royal Mile. Can't wait for tomorrow!


  1. what's tomorrow? look forward to reading about it! that salad looks quite good!
    love the pics, but especially the one of you peeking out of the phone booth! have not seen phone booths around here in many years!

  2. It was a good salad - I needed vegies. My husband takes good photos - it was his idea for me to peek out. Thursday: Edinburgh castle!

  3. funny about mcD's. i had to do the same thing when traveling in Indonesia once. yep, same taste there as well.

    as with Kate - can't wait to see the next post.

  4. Phenomenal trip - you are making memories for a lifetime!

  5. Great adventure! Can't wait to read more!


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