Just a quick post to say we made it safe and sound to Edinburgh this afternoon and are LOVING our hostel here. It's in a beautiful, old castle-like building right on a lake with incredible scenery. So far we haven't made it in to downtown Edinburgh because we've been so busy enjoying exploring the hostel (which includes a store, movie theater, pub, and gym) and walking through the scenery around it. Tomorrow, we'll spend the day in the city and then Thursday and Friday we'll be taking day trips out into the countryside.
It's FREEZING here...I bought a wool sweater in Ireland, and even with that and two other layers on and sun still out, I was cold on our after-dinner walk. It's hard to believe that just two weeks ago I was sweltering in Cambridge!