albeit for a family get together
14.05.2006 14 °C
May 6th until May 8th 2006 we were in Edinburgh, Scotland - mainly to see Joanne, Paul and Carys - who was the main focus of the weekend as it was her dedication service on Sunday the 7th May.
We stayed in a travel lodge near Musselborough where Joanne lives, it was handy and had car parking - but that is about it - the facilities were basic, rooms non-descript it stank of stale smoke even though the room was NON smoking, and the Little Chef next door was dire! Still it had a bed and shower!
We did a quick open top bus tour around the city on Monday and whilst quite blustery the sun did shine, and it was a nice way to while away a few hours before heading back to the airport for our Easy jet flight back to Belfast. It took in the major sites and cost £9 for an adult. We hopped on at Ocean Terminal where we were able to park up for free, and hopped off at Princess St so we could grab some food, then back on again for the trip back to Ocean Terminal. There was a pre-recorded voice over giving out local sites and "funny" antedotes! The musical sound track was awful and l think my cat could have sung better!
Once back at Ocean Terminal, mum, dad, Lucy, Lynda & Carys decided to wander around the shops whilst Robert, Paul, Joanne & myself went to see the Royal Yatch Britania to while away an hour. It was good enough costing £9 to enter with the remote hand held speakers which gave you a guide in English included in the price also.
After this is was a rush back to the airport to drop off the hire car for 5pm and then check in and wait for our quick flight back to Belfast.