Friday, May 17, 2013

Scotland visit

We stayed for two nights in Glasgow, Scotland. Glasgow is an industrial town, so there aren't alot of tourists. Still, we enjoyed the people and the places we visited. I discovered a fabric store and ordered a half meter of fabric! We stayed in a lovely hotel, called the Blythswood. This is the view from our room.

A view of Glasgow streets.

We discovered a very special restaurant near our hotel called "Two Fat Ladies." We ate there one night.

We thought the restaurant was connected to a TV show with the same name. (Is it on any more? I don't think so) But a waitress explained that it was named after the number 88, its address at another location. 88 kinda looks like two fat ladies, get it? One of the fat ladies from the TV show did visit this restaurant and gave it her blessing.

We had one of our favorite meals there, lemon sole, yum yum. Then for desert we shared a slice of mango pie with berries and chocolate sorbet. So good!

I used this tote the whole time. It was great, not too big. Small was good, so I wasn't toting around a super-heavy load. I also carried a fun purse, the "Tomato Traveller." I don't think I have a photo of that.

The next day we took the train to Edinburgh. This was one of the lovely views along the route.

Edinburgh was our favorite place on this trip. It is a lovely, walkable place. Our hotel, the Balmoral, gave us wonderful views, including this one.

Another great view from our hotel windows.

We were amused by the giant photo of Sean Connery from "Casino Royale" in our bathroom. Dave thinks "Goldfinger." Any opinions out there?

I thought this was a very stylish makeup mirror, also in the hotel bathroom.

We visited the Scottish Gallery of Modern Art, which was disappointing. But I liked the neon on the front of the building. It's hard to see, but it says "Everything will be alright."

I have several photos from Edinburgh Castle, and I will share those in my next post.

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