Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Across The Border - Part 1

Last week the Pie Tribe and Nanny Pie headed north of the Border for a short break. We travelled up by train and arrived in Edinburgh just after lunch with the sun shining. Once we'd dropped our bags off a it was off up to the Castle. Even though it was a bit busy it was a great introduction to Edinburgh for the younger and older members of the Pie Tribe.

From the castle we headed down the Royal Mile in search of pie and sunset. No Pie found and we had to settle for Italian. We walked back from the old town across to the new town where our accommodation is. The city is almost as beautiful by night as it is by day.

After a hearty breakfast but no pie we head by bus to the Royal Botanical Gardens. It's quite warm buts rain later on and we take cover in the exhibition centre before scurrying to the Glasshouses which are excellent. We spend a lot longer that anticipated but were not too bothered as we not keeping to a schedule.

From the gardens we bus back into the Old town and wander along the royal mile before organising a caricature drawing of the youngest pie. Whilst this is taking place the Pieman and Supergirl Pie drift around the streets and alleys of the Old Town before finding The Elephant House Cafe which is greeted with some delight by the Harry Potter fan.

We meet up and head for food in a Chinese on Waverley bridge below the glorious Balmoral Hotel. This is followed by a trip to the cinema to see the excellent UP before walking back to the B&B and falling in a heap!

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