Sunday, November 26, 2006

Back from the UK

We just got back from our trip to London and Edinburgh. I have a ton of pictures and plenty of stories to tell. I'll try to give you a quick run down on what we did and upload a few pics with some more detailed posts.

We took off Friday morning Nov 10th and flew to Chicago and then to London. It was 11:30am Saturday when we landed. We took the tube to Paddington station and then walked a few blocks to the Westpoint Hotel. After cleaning up and taking a quick nap we were off to explore. We got tickets to see Donkey Years a funny comedy. The next day we went to the National Portrait museum and the Victoria Albert Museum. On Monday we went to Spamalot and set in the 2nd row and had a great time. We packed our bags and caught a flight to Edinburgh out of London on Tuesday. Derick from Claymore travel picked us up at the airport and drove us to our flat on the royal mile. We stayed in a 4th floor flat above the Worlds End Pub. We did some shopping and explored the castle. On Wedenesday Chris' birthday we went to the Witchery a great resturant and had a fine time. On Sunday we packed a few small bags and Derick picked us up for a 3 day trip to Skye. We drove most of the day with Derick giving us all sorts of history and local background. We stayed in a small B&B in Portree the bigest town on the island (which wasn't very big). The next day we set out for Dunvegan castle (home of the Macleod clan) and we saw the Fairy flag. We also visited Talisker Whiskey Distilery and had a wee nip. We headed home on Tuesday and stopped at Culloden Mour and saw were the Scotts lost their last battle. Back in Edinburgh we visited the Royl Botanic Gardens and then took a trip to see the famous Roslyn Chapel. On Friday we started our trip back home early in the morning flying out of Edinburgh and then from London to Chicago and finally arriving in Portland around 10pm. We took the day on Saturday to catch up on our sleep and get used to the time change and are still adjusting today. Thats the quick version of the trip pictures to follow.

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