On Tuesday, I got a chance to take a walk through Dumfries. It was nice, except that I couldn't escape one of my coworkers who I was hoping to leave behind. He was less interested in exploring, and more interested in the local pub. We compromised and saw the Robert Burns museum, then went for a few beers at The New Bazaar. Let me tell you, Scottish IPA is a lot different than American IPA.
On Wednesday, we drove back up to Edinburgh to prepare for our early Thursday flight. I convinced my 2 fellow associates to take the bus with me into downtown Edinburgh for dinner. We didn't have a lot of time to explore, but it was awesome just to be in the town and check out some of the local people, beers, food, architecture, etc. I did try Haggis, and honestly, it wasn't bad.
Edinburgh Castle. That thing really is the heart of the city. Really breathtaking, and it catches you off guard as you travel into the city on Princes Street. Suddenly it's just there, towering hundreds of feet above you. I suppose that is the biggest thing I always take away from Europe. It has so much more history than the US. Plus I love the public transit and walkability of the place.
Tomorrow, riding with Jan and E-town at a minimum. Should be good to get some more base hours under the belt. Shooting for another 6 hour minimum weekend. Peace out, much love.