Today was my last day with my parents. This was the only day of the adventure that I didn’t have anything planned. I figured anything that didn’t get done during the week could be done today. We had another good weather day (6 in a row, must be a record for here), so it made the walkabout that much easier.
We started the day with a little walk, the purchase of a new first day of school outfit, and then met a couple of the girls from my program for lunch at the Mexican restaurant that I love. I’m glad my mom finally got to meet all the people that she gets to hear about (minus one….fail on her part). My mom was on her best behavior and did not show them the worst of the baby pictures that she brought.
From lunch we walked to Calton Hill. It has one of the best views in the city, and was something else in the city that I had never seen. I am going to go back on a sunny day to get a little better view. On the way down the hill we got to see where David Hume is buried, and Rubber Pirate Chicken had an amazing day.
The last stop of the day was to the National Museum to see Dolly the Sheep. We only went through one floor of the museum, but I really only wanted to show them the clone. Along the way, I was able to finally get my mom a Beast ice cream. It is a chocolate bar covered in chocolate ice cream dipped in chocolate and nuts….basically the best thing she ate this trip.
My dad then let me have some time with my mom so we could chat. The two of us are used to doing things together, and having long chats, so to have an hour or so to do that was nice. We ended the day with haggis. I told my dad there was no reason for him to eat it, but he ate that and blood pudding. Needless to say he will not be eating it again. The only thing he has left to try is an Iron Bru. I don’t think he needs to try that either, but I will leave that up to him.
The only downside to this trip is we didn’t take a picture of the three of us together. There are two pictures that I think sum up the trip though. The first one is my mom’s reaction to a kiss after haggis, and the second one is one of the best pictures of me taken in awhile.
The next time I see my family it will be when I am moving home. This visit has definitely been the little boost I need to finish my papers and start working on my dissertation. I’m looking forward to my last 8 weeks here and all of the little adventures I hopefully find myself on.
We had such a great time. You planned an amazing week. I think I hear Brenden Tours calling your name.