Monday, April 26, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
My parents stayed in their very first hostel and I think it was a good experience. Luckily we didn't have to stay with any other people, but it would have been nice to have a bathroom in our room. I guess you can't complain in a town full of 2,000 people.
When you get multiple Adams' together you are bound to find at least one camera per person. This trip was no exception. You'll notice that this photo captures three cameras.
And of course, no trip up north would be complete without a visit to Terry and Elna, our friends we met at the theatre in Edinburgh. They took us to an amazing Indian restaurant and didn't know quite what to do with this money.
Friday, April 23, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
Today was finally warm enough to get things done. We haven't cleaned out the freezer since we arrived decided to defrost it. Kristen got the potato masher and scraped out the ice while I threw stuff away. Spending the entire day inside wasn't ideal though so for FHE we hiked up to Calton Hill and enjoyed the beginnings of spring.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Saturday, April 17, 2010
For day three of the non-Amsterdam vacation we went to the Royal Botanical Gardens in Edinburgh, since we were unable to see the flowers at Keukenhof. They were okay, although I don't think that the gardeners had finished up the spring cleaning yet. On our way to the gardens we walked through the square in front of the National Gallery and were blessed to hear some spiritual tunes.
Friday, April 16, 2010
As you can tell, all of Britain shut down after the volcano and most of Europe was grounded as well. This was happening during the election campaign for prime minister, so things spiced up a bit for the campaign along the way. That being said, Kristen and I decided to take matters into our own hands and have some fun. We took a night walk down to the beach, about 1.5 miles from the house, and gazed at the sunset and trying to find evidence of the ash cloud. We also found an arcade/casino and went inside to check it out. Usually I hate arcades because they are so noisy but this one was quiet and served ice cream. It was a nice day, but would have been more exciting had we ended up in Amsterdam.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
This was the day that Kristen and I found out about the volcano in Iceland. We were suppose to fly to Amsterdam early the next morning but as the day continued and all flights were cancelled we realized that we would be going nowhere for the weekend. We made our usual pre-trip run to ASDA (Wal-Mart) for travel snacks but just couldn't find the motivation to buy anything, hence the sorrowful faces.