We made another early morning trip to the airport to meet our daughter and her husband’s flight from British Columbia. Since that flight, like our son’s flight the day before, was an overnight red-eye we took them to City Pads where they also had a room reservation and sent them to bed for a few hours.
John and I went to explore Edinburgh Castle. The famous castle sits atop Castle Rock and looms over Old and New Edinburgh. The castle has played a pivotal role in Scottish history, both as a royal residence – King Malcolm Canmore (reigned from 1058-1093) and Queen Margret made their home there – and as a military stronghold. The castle last saw military action in 1745; from then until the 1920’s it served as the British army’s main base in Scotland.
There are lots of steep walkways and stairs to climb. The view from the castle wall was pretty spectacular. We left the castle and went back to our room to rest before dinner. We were to meet our future daughter-in-law’s parents, along with our son and his fiancé, at a restaurant called Fields for dinner.
In typical fashion both of the father’s wanted to pay the bill for our dinner. While they were arguing over who would have the honors (Bob thought he had the upper hand because he had hold of the check), Joseph got up, walked over to the desk, paid the bill and quietly sat down again. That settled that for the dads! Good move son.