Monday, April 22, 2013

Trip Review: Edinburgh

It's currently 7 am and Ollie and I have been up since 3 . . . oh jet lag you evil mind bender.  It's totally worth it though because we had a fabulous time in Edinburgh.

The day after we arrived a Alex and Andy ran the Edinburgh Rock n' Roll half marathon in some extreme wind and rain. The rest of us went to the finish line to cheer them on and got a taste of the Scottish wind - wowza! So impressed they were able to handle the weather and the hills, especially Alex who was also battling jet lag.  Let's just say I was glad to be a spectator at this race and not a participant.

Both Alex and I have been to Edinburgh before so we didn't feel the need to see a ton of tourist sites. Instead we spend most days interspersing site seeing with more everyday baby activities (park, swimming, story time).  We did visit the Royal Yacht Britannia which neither of us had done before. If you're ever in Scotland I would highly recommend it, it's super cool.  We also hit up the castle, walked the Royal Mile, shopped on Princess Street, and hiked the Holyrood ridge. Here are some pics from the trip.

Ollie did really well with the flight.  I was a bit nervous going into it but he actually slept 4 1/2 hours on the way over and 3 hours on the way back. Not bad! That combined with lots of looooong meals consisting mostly of fingers foods (it still takes Ollie a while to feed himself) really helped the time pass quickly.

Ollie and Freddie also celebrated birthdays while we were visiting. Happy 11 & 9 months cousins!


  1. It was a great trip! So great hanging out with you Goros. Remember the Indian food? SO GOOD. See you in August!

    P.S. Great pics!

  2. Ah those pics are so cute! We had such a fun time with you guys- come back soon!!!!!!

  3. Cute pictures, glad the flight went good. Looks like an awesome trip!

  4. Great pics! It sounds like it was an awesome trip.