Day 3 and we said goodbye to London, yet the prospect of finally getting to the land of my people in Scotland had me antsy in my train seat. Onward and upward!

What I Saw

All the things. First off, Kings Cross, and yes—I was absolutely thinking of the scene from the Deathly Hallows. Fortunately, I’m not the only one.

Platform 9 3/4 at Kings Cross

I wonder what it must feel like as an author to know you thought up an idea that was then brought to life at a major travel thoroughfare in one of the world’s most popular cities.

What I Ate

Not enough, apparently. As we walked up and down the full length of The Royal Mile in Edinburgh, we scoped out just about every pub and dining establishment along the way but didn’t stop until I had a certifiable Snickers-diva moment. Thankfully my husband darted us into a Turkish café where we enjoyed hot croissants with bacon and cheese. #crisis averted

What I Learned

We followed my Google map app to the hotel, which directed us to take one way designated as a “Cl.” Came to find out that stands for “Close,” which is a type of very narrow alleyway. This has swiftly turned into our favorite method for finding places off the beaten path. For instance, we came upon the Writers Museum and this array of quotes which puts Hollywood star pavement to shame.

Writers Museum stones in Edinburgh

I’m off to post more pictures on my Pinterest board, so take a gander if you so desire. I have a feeling I’ll need my spare battery charger for sheer shutter needs.


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