Sunday, August 17, 2014

Sentimental Sunday: Mom's 1953 Europe Road Trip - Edinburgh, Scotland

"Edinburgh Castle from the North" 10 August 2012 / Kim Traynor - Own work / CC BY-SA 3.0
From Mom's Europe trip diary, in the "PLACES VISITED" section:
August 16 & 17 – Road between London & Edinburgh
[Aug. 17] Next morning went through Westmoreland and Cumberland & then into Scotland. Went through some moors and some beautiful highlands. Ate at nice place in Moffat – food has improved. Drove into Edinburgh by 2:30 p.m.
August 17 & 18 – Edinburgh
[Aug. 17] Arrived at 2:30. Managed to find a place to stay* – not too nice – even had to pay to take a bath. Drove around a little bit – went to Edinburgh Castle and up and down some of the streets. Started raining so decided to go back to place where we were staying.

*from the  "HOTELS STOPPED AT" section: a boarding house at 10 Windsor Street (designed in 1822 by William H. Playfair, one of Scotland's leading early 19th century architects.  Now part of the Cairn Hotel.)

This is the tenth in a series of posts about my mother's 1953 Europe Trip.

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