We flew to Scotland on Ryanair. An airline to be avoided if you ask me. We were at the mercy of some very convoluted luggage requirements that forced us to buy an extra carry-on bag to avoid excessive checked bag fees by complying with their generous carry-on weight allowance. I guess a tick in the plus column was having the chance to do a little Spring cleaning of our belongings. We still brought most everything except my favorite condiments like good olive oil and mustard.
Ryanair also lands at the airport furthest from Edinburgh. Like an hour-and-a-half-city bus ride further. But one thing we often have is time so no stress on our end. We spent $6.00 for the journey into town (one of the top ten bargains of the trip) and settled in on the top level of a double-decker bus and had a birds eye view all the way.
|The view from our front row seats on the bus from the airport.|
|A sign sighted from the bus offers deep fried Haggis balls. I need to research before I take up that offer.|
Here's a link to his flat: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1916313
|A van parked outside our door - they'd better be more than good at what they do!|
|The pub where prisoners could have a last pint before they met their maker.|
|My first and only World Cup bet £10 on the USA|
|Our walking tour group. What a great city to explore through history.|
|The grave site of Voldemort where Harry Potter fans leave letters daily.|
|Never pass a Mr. Whippy truck without stopping. It's the best soft ice cream on the planet.|
|Classic Mr. Whippy - dense vanilla ice cream stuck with Cadbury chocolate stick.|
Back to men in kilts. I love the look - and it is very, very manly (and sexy) when you see it worn properly with all the right accessories. We are not talking Utilikilts with Sub-Pop T-shirts here.
|No doubt an ancestor resplendent in the family tartan|
|I did try haggis - and it was good, but it smelled like a barnyard!|
|Michael worked with some of the best, and nicest players while at ProServ.|
|The rich kids putting-out to finish their round at St. Andrews.|
|Michael enjoyed revisiting this magnificent course|
|There's always time for lunch!|
|A peek into the grave yard at St.Andrew's Abbey|
|Nomads on the move!|
Debbie and Michael Campbell