|Day 8 – Goodbye Lincoln, Travel to Edinburgh|
|There isn’t too much to say about today. The kids were up for their final breakfast in Lincoln at 8:30AM. After breakfast the bags were all loaded into the bus and we were off for what we thought would be a 5-hour journey.
By 2 pm, realizing we were nowhere near our planned stop at Hadrian’s Wall for lunch, it was decided that this portion of the trip would be skipped. The group had their bagged lunch on the bus and the ride continued. A little over 7 hours after departure we arrived at the hostel in Edinburgh. The kids were all so patient! What a group.
The hostel is, well, interesting. It’s six to a room. The rooms are very small with 3 bunk beds each. The hostel is in an old church with what I would call cubicle dormitory rooms. The walls go up about 8 feet with an open ceiling. Needless to say you can hear everything going on everywhere. Looks like we’ll be living out of suitcases for the remainder of the trip.
An extremely fine French restaurant is catering our dinners. We actually have wait service at dinner here, so that makes up for the hostel a bit. I’m not sure if they realized we were a large group of kids. I’m thinking next time they won’t have the fine wine glasses out on the table when we arrive. Dinner tonight was tomato soup and a delicious chicken and mashed potato.
Dinner was followed by a quick meeting outside the cathedral, followed by a short walk around in chaperone groups to get some dessert.
After dessert, we headed back to the hostel and settled in for the night. Again, we have a very busy day tomorrow in Glasgow.
* Side note, the site was down today. I will be catching up on posts and photos shortly. As I gather cameras there will be additional photos in ALL days. Check them often.
Danie, I’ve added a photo of the hallway in the hostel. You can see the dorms are in the main portion of the church to the left and right. Our rooms are in the arches on the left.
|By Rob at 07/25/2010 – 12:15
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