Yes, I know, I know. Everyone wants to see more Barbies.
But two of the Wenches have brand-new books out, and I got all excited (1) because two Wenches have new books out and (2) I have been to locales in their books and have actual pictures.
This is a view of Edinburgh Castle which is built at the top of…a volcano. A very dead volcano. The Old Town is built along its sides. One’s first view is pretty dramatic. However, my picture-taking skills weren’t really up to the challenge of capturing Edinburgh, so here are some post cards.
Before coming here, I had seen men in kilts playing bagpipes. But the men I saw in Edinburgh in kilts playing bagpipes strongly impressed upon me the fact that a man could look really manly in a skirt. Especially when it’s sleeting. In June. Every day at one o’clock, there is what sounds like a terrifying clap of thunder. This is the One O’clock Gun going off from the castle ramparts. For more on Edinburgh and manly men, you can read Susan/Sarah’s book.
We took a boat ride on the lake, I recall. Our traveling companion is from Atlanta, and the English tourists loved his accent.