We’re on the move and won’t be sitting still in any one place for longer than a few days until next week.
Just the way we like it.
We had a week to be “home” in Newcastle, where we stayed up way too late every night because it just doesn’t feel like bed time while the sky is still full of daylight.
We had to do some shopping, which meant I got familiar with the local bus and metro systems again. As much as I love Brazil, it’s so nice to be able to easily understand, and feel safe on, the local transportation system here in the UK.
And then the best part of the week happened. My boys are here! My son and my nephew flew out to visit us and we hit the road right away to start our giant and mad tour of Scotland. I’m so excited to have them here! Man, I missed my kids.
But the thing about 18 and 19 year old boys? They are hungry. Always.
So far they’ve been very happy with Scotland’s hunger remedies. Bacon buttie as big as you head? Yes, please!
We spent the weekend in Edinburgh where we rented a flat near the castle. After we arrived on Friday afternoon we spent a bit of time showing them the local neighborhood, helping them get their bearings and making sure they had just a few tips on what’s culturally acceptable and what’s not. We met up with Brian’s son and a few of his friends, but before the night was over our boys were falling asleep on their feet. They walked back to the flat and were asleep before 9pm.
It’s a good thing though because they were up early and very well rested for what became the most epic Saturday of their lives.
A day that included a run up Arthur’s Seat, a walk up the Royal Mile, a trip to buy clothes to wear for their big night out, a tour of Mary King’s Close, fish and chips, a haunted tour of the underground and VIP treatment in one of Edinburgh’s nicest night clubs, courtesy of Brian’s younger son who is the manager.
I have never seen two more exhausted boys, or two bigger smiles. They both said it was the best day of their lives.
And it was only their second day here.
Now we’re on day three, which was much more laid back. A drive, a movie, a nap, a walk and a quiet dinner at home is just what they needed.
We’ll be in Fife for the next few days, doing a bit of sight seeing, nature walking and family visiting.
It will be a nice few days before we’re on to the next adventure. We still have St. Andrews coming up, some secret adventures planned, a ferry to ride to Arran, the island to explore, and the wedding. All of that squeezed into a week.
And more to come next week.
We usually travel slowly, but we’re on a mad dash this time. We’ll be completely wiped out but we’ll also enjoy every minute. Sometimes it’s nice to speed things up. It’s not sustainable, but it’s a fun change. Bring it on!
What had you in a mad rush this week?