Edinburgh Trip Day One  8/27/2015
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It’s hard to sleep the night before a trip, and I found it even harder to sleep on the plane, which may explain why I had trouble walking a straight line as my host took me on a tour of his city.  Or it might have been the fault of the delightful cobbles under my feet, or the fact that I was too busy gawking at the centuries-old buildings to pay attention to where I was going. I did manage to snap on picture of the castle from across Prince’s Gardens, but for the most part, yesterday was a day for looking and enjoying.

Although I’m here mainly for the International Book Festival, I was reminded that the Arts Festival is also in full swing. I could have spent hours looking through the craft booths. There is amazing talent here.  Posters line every fence row, and kids hand out flyers for all of the shows going on everywhere. There was a girl in one of the squares singing and another playing a sax for everyone to enjoy. Incredible.

This morning, I’m sitting on the sun porch of the B&B having a full English breakfast and finding I rather like Heinz beans with egg and sausage. Earlier I woke up to the sound of the inevitable traffic you find in any city, but over and above it, the gulls cried. I’d forgotten how much I missed that sound.

Jack is exactly the way I thought he’d be – fun with a wicked sense of humor. A lot of people know I’m enamored with all things Camelot. I was amazed at the ease with which he took the hills of this city, and believe me, it’s all hills.  I walk a lot, but the streets left me panting by the time we stopped at a pub to rest and have a brew.  But before that he took me to a medieval shop that was just damn cool, and then to another that held a king’s ransom in vintage clothing. There was this gorgeous lace dress at the front that was perfect.

Today I’m meeting Jack’s wife for an afternoon of shopping and then dinner at their flat. Jack’s told me she’s a chef. I may need to start running the city hills for exercise if I keep eating like this. More of day two later this evening, and I promise to take pictures and post them.

I have to keep pinching myself to see if I’m really here. And now, I have a stamp in my passport…

 

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