We arose leisurely and watched the passing of the baton created for the XX Commonwealth Games being held in Glasgow, Scotland in June of 2014, to the Queen at Buckingham Palace. The Queen inserted her message into the baton, and now assigned volunteers will carry it 119,000 KM over the next 288 days through all 70 countries and their territories in the Commonwealth.
|XX Commonwealth Games Baton|
So, on our tour we saw....
|Arthur's Seat on the Salisbury Crag|
|Duke of Wellington Statue in front of Register House|
We have many more pictures and stories to share, but I'll need to go through all the photos to pick the ones we want to use and make sure I get my information correctly before I share them with you. However, one more story I'd like to share concerns the spot where we had dinner. The Elephant House.
Opened in 1995, The Elephant House has established itself as one of the best tea and coffee houses in Edinburgh. Made famous as the place of inspiration to writers such as J.K. Rowling, who sat writing much of her early novels in the back room overlooking Edinburgh Castle. Now, it is listed as the "Birthplace of Harry Potter." I was hoping that maybe some of her talent and inspiration might rub off on me. Now, however, I need to say good-night, so I'll check in again tomorrow.