Today, Sunday, Chris and I made the drive from Inverness to Edinburgh. It took about 3 hours in total. We were really hoping that the weather would stay good for us so that we could climb Arthur's Seat! Lucky for us, we had GREAT weather today. It has hardly rained while I have been in Scotland which is a strange thing.
We took a different path then the path I climbed earlier this week with the girls and Dr. Griffis. It was very fun to take a new path. The exhaustion of these three weeks kind of hit me on the way up the steep incline. All I wanted to do was to lay down and take a nap. Lucky for me I had the best motivator with me, Chris! He is always so good at encouraging me to push myself when I want to give up. We took our time getting up to the top and enjoyed the scenic views. We tried to name things we could make out in the distance and watched all of the puppies playing all over Arthur's Seat. The view from the top was incredible as you can see in the pictures below!
After our climb we were STARVING. We made a deal to get the car parked and go in search of Ben's Cookies and lunch. On a side note, Chris just tried to say he did not like Ben's Cookies, yet he got upset when I went to much on his!! Needles to say the truth is out and Chris has been asking for Ben's Cookies every change he gets, ha!
After lunch we headed up to the Royal Mile to participate in the Scottish Whisky Experience. This is something that Chris had been looking forward to for months!
I am glad that we were able to fit it in to the trip! I have to admit, I am not a whiskey girl so this was definitely an experience for Chris. I enjoyed learning about how whiskey was made and "trying" whiskeys from various parts of Scotland. Each region has it's own distinct smell and taste. Chris really enjoyed the whiskey from Islay, an island on the southwest side of Scotland. Their whiskey is very smokey and had a distinct smell and taste. This is because they use large quantities of peat in their distillation process. I think it is safe to say that this was one of Chris' favorite parts of the trip!
We then popped in and out of some shops on the Royal Mile as we made our way down to check in to the hotel. Edinburgh was extremely busy today. I was quite surprised considering it was a Sunday.
For dinner we went to Haymarket Pub which is one of the oldest in Edinburgh. Chris tried a venison gin pie and a Nichloas Brewskie, it was one of his favorite meals here. I played it safe with a chicken sandwich, no surprise there!
We are off to bed as we are heading back to London bright and early tomorrow! It is going to be a very busy last week! Anything Chris should see before he leaves London?