Continuing along today with the April A-Z Blog Challenge. Our family moved to England when I was just shy of 13 and spent the next 6 years across the pond. This month, as part of an A-Z blogging challenge. I am reflecting on the time I spent overseas during my teens.
K is for Kilt
In August of 2006 our family was packed and ready to head to Edinburgh for the weekend. Unfortunately our plans were halted when they cancelled our flights due to the terrorist plot that led to the banning of liquids on planes in the coming months. But my parents decided we would head to Scotland anyways, but by car instead. Our family was no stranger to car trips but I've got to tell you, I was a bit surprised to find it would take us almost 7 hours to get there. Sister and I were good sports about it though and occupied ourselves with some selfies and music and I'm sure endless chatter.
My parents had selected this weekend in particular because the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo was scheduled for that weekend. This was a compilation of various military band performances held right at Edinburgh Castle. I wasn't really sure what to expect from this but it was a truly spectacular performance!
And unbeknownst to us, the city was also hosting its fringe festival, meaning the streets were lined with artists and various vendors and attractions.
We visited the Royal Yacht Britannia which belonged to the Queen for 40 years.
It felt like a floating palace and definitely made me wish I was a princess.
We spent a large chunk of one of our days exploring the castle that is situated in the heart of Edinburg and I would say it was the highlight of the trip. It offered beautiful views of the city along with interesting historical factoids.