We woke up after a lovely night’s sleep and leisurely made our way to breakfast in the hotel where Summer had her first opportunity to try haggis. I think she actually liked it! After breakfast, we headed out to spend some time walking around Glasgow on such a warm and sunny day!
After a bit of a walk, Summer decided she couldn’t go another step without coffee and I am a sucker for anywhere that says patisserie, so we stopped into Valerie’s and had both!
Refueled, we spent the next several hours wandering along Buchanan and Sauchiehall streets enjoying the glorious weather, stopping into Boots for some items and enjoying all the buskers out entertaining.
We managed to spend a few moments catching up with Susan, who was just getting ready to head out on another tour. It was funny to see the Americans traveling light and the local dragging a big suitcase behind her for a change. 😉
Meetups being the order of the day, we also had a chance to catch up with a bonny lad by the name of Richard Rankin. Even funnier, when we were scoping out a good place for the visit, we ran into Clanadonia, a local Celtic music group grabbing coffee before more hit and run performing.
No sooner did Richard have to run, than we heard from another local friend wanting to know if we were free for dinner. They were at a local restaurant called Mussel Inn. Those of you who know me well, know that I was all in as soon as the word mussel was mentioned! We walked the 2 blocks over and then spent the next couple of hours eating delicious food, enjoying great conversation and pretty much laughing our heads off. Thanks so much Eilidh and Peter!
After bidding Eilidh and Peter a fond farewell (or at least a see you later), we walked back to the hotel in a light mist (rain is never far away in Scotland) and piled into the car for the drive north. Even though the hour was a bit late, we made it to Pitlochry with no problems.
Our last thing for the day was a midnight online hangout between Outlander Podcast and Great Scot blog. We had a blast doing a video hangout and chatting with people online about their favorite parts of the Outlander season, so far. So I guess I have now made my Internet debut. I blame the lateness of the hour or I probably would never have done it in my right mind. 😉
Finally, it was time to drop exhausted into bed. Stay tuned to see what we can get into next!
Slàn leat an-dràsta!
Trip and blog posts just keep getting better and better! Love and miss you!
I love all the food photos you post. They’re totally drool worthy.
The first episode of Outlander uses a Clanadonia tune called Hamster Heid. It’s when Claire runs from the redcoats.
Yep. I’ve always love that tune.