Today, our sleep schedule got a little more normal. I got up at 8:50 and Alex got up about 10:30. (Usually, I get up about 6:30 and Alex gets up at 8:00.) We had to have our bags packed by noon to head to the airport to go to Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland.
We rode on Ryan Air. When the plane lands, they have this trumpet sound and then they say that they have made yet another flight on time. Actually, both flights were around 20 minutes early!
Ryan Air is NO FRILLS. We paid 30 euros each which is about $43.... round trip! But, you can only have one small carry on - even your purse and camera must fit in this bag. We carried backpacks here and I did take 2 cameras and an extra lens. I figured I'd skimp on clothes, but not on cameras! You can buy drinks and snacks on board... nothing is free. Also, I believe it cost something like another 30 euros to check a bag, so you'd about double the cost of your flight... though it'd still be cheap!
By the time she showed up, it was about 6:45 so we headed downtown for dinner. What an amazing and beautiful city!!! We saw the Edinburgh Castle and lots of statues. We enjoyed walking around after dinner. We even heard live bagpipe music coming from either the castle or the botanic gardens.
Our room is very nice and clean and we're getting ready for bed. It's barely 10 pm, but breakfast is at 8:15 and I need to take my shower in the morning. Plus, we plan on having a busy day! We're still undecided about what we'll do, but plan on talking to Wendy (the owner) at breakfast.