While my parents were here we took a day to tour a bit of Edinburgh. It’s hard to cram all of the major sites of Edinburgh into one day, but we did our best, taking in the Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh Castle, St. Giles Cathedral, the Royal Mile, and a couple of cafes along the way. The Royal Mile starts atop a huge hill at Edinburgh Castle and ends a mile down the hill at Holyrood Palace. Along the way there were tons of attractions and street performers to peak our interest. It was great weather, so we were able to take our time and enjoy the day. E was a trooper, though he spent most of the day on someone’s shoulders. I think that was his favorite part. And it was probably his grandfather’s favorite part too.

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