Saturday, June 22, 2013

June 21, 2013 – Day 80 – Transition from London to Edinburgh – only 12 days to go. Wahhhh!

Bill in front of the Apollo Theater
Peter and Bertram (or is it Bertram and Peter) in front of
their picture in the Luna Simone Breakfast Room - Great Hotel!
Motel One Edinburgh Royal - looks new doesn't it?
One of our first impressions of Edinburgh
June 21, 2013 – Day 80 – Transition from London to Edinburgh – only 12 days to go. Wahhhh!
Queen's Horse Guard in London

We are starting to get very melancholy about the end of our Grand Tour.  We must admit to being tired and not having the stamina we had when we first started out, but we are beginning to talk about all the things we will miss when we get back to the US – the squares, the café’s, the sound of luggage being hauled over sidewalks, the beer and wine, the food, the different languages, the easy public transportation, and on and on and on. 

That having been said: we regret that in London neither of us was feeling really well.  In addition to that which we previously blogged about, we did manage to see Wicked which was really awesome.  The lights and the effects were just amazing for live theater. 

We close out London with a shot of the brothers who run the Hotel Luna Simone and a picture they have hanging in their breakfast room.  They are really funny and you all would like them. 

And now we are in Edinburgh – a place everyone we’ve met has told us is amazing.  We can see why.  I fell in love with it on the way in from the airport.  The very loquacious cabby didn’t hurt.  We saw Edinburgh through his eyes.  We are in the Motel One – Edinburgh Royal – a brand new German-run motel that has its good points and its bad points.  We are always very tired on travel days so we went to lunch where it was the waiter’s first day – he was so cute he got lots of points and a big tip for trying.  Then we took a nap.  Later we found a place for coffee and ice cream and went to bed.  Today, we have to do laundry for the last time – even that rings bitter sweet.  Rumor has it that it will rain most of the time we are here, but it’s such a beautiful city that we just might not care. 

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